Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Alberta Williams King and Martin Luther King, Sr. Alberta King's father was the minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church where Reverend King, Sr. and Reverend King, Jr. served as pa stors.
Martin Luther King, Jr. earned his B.A. degree at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, a B.D. degree at Croser Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. degree at Boston University, Boston,
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especially African-Americans. Universities awarded him honorary degrees, and religious and civic organiza tions presented him medals and citations. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Although he was not the first Negro to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, at thirty-five years old, he was the youngest man to receive the award.
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He left a widow, Coretta Scott King, and four young children.