Biography

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. (Wikipedia)

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. (Wikipedia)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1929-01-15

Day of Death 1968-03-04

Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Also Known As

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • MLK
  • Dr. King

Acting TV ShowsMovies

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War as Himself (archive footage)
2018 Bobby Kennedy for President(4 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2018 I Am MLK Jr. as Himself
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People
2017 I Am Not Your Negro as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Andrew Cohen on Crisis and Its Outtakes as Himself
2015 Imminent Threat as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Klansville U.S.A. as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Speeches That Shook the World as Himself (archive footage)
2012 MLK: The Assassination Tapes as Himself (archive footage)
2010 2012: Time for Change as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2007 RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy
2002 Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
2001 A Huey P. Newton Story
1997 4 Little Girls as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1996 Blue Eyed
1994 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective as Self (Archive Footage)
1989 Driving Miss Daisy as Himself (voice, archive footage)
1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) as Himself
1964 The March as Himself
1960 Integration Report 1 as Himself

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