By: Bradley & Taimoor Martin Luther King Background Martin Luther King , born January 15, 1929 , was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian , and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement . He is best known fo r his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was the second of three children, and was first named Michael, after his father. Both changed their names to Martin w...
African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., Christianity, Politics, 20th century in the United States, Community organizing, Counterculture of the 1960s, Selma to Montgomery marches, I Have a Dream, Birmingham campaign, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Southern Christian Leadership Conference