Who was born on January 15, 1929? A man who believed in equality and peace…Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia.
- Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name was originally Michael King, Jr., but his father changed it in 1934 after a visit to Germany?
- Best known for being a Civil Rights Leader
- Did you know that in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?
- A National Holiday was established in 1983 in his Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s honor. It was first celebrated in 1986, and celebrated in all 50 states on the 3rd Monday of January since 2000.
Check out some ways to honor this man:
More Facts and Activity Ideas Online:
- Watch the “I Have a Dream” speech. This site includes the text of the speech.
- Find a hard copy of the text to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech transcript.
- Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Era.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Printables – Reading comprehension activities, story prompts, and historical vocabulary printables.