Their nearly 15-year marriage existed against the backdrop of the most active—and, at times, most brutal—years of the Civil Rights Movement. Their first child, Yolanda, was born just two and a half weeks before the Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955.
How many wives has Martin Luther King had?
King married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents’ house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. They became the parents of four children: Yolanda King (1955–2007), Martin Luther King III (b. 1957), Dexter Scott King (b. 1961), and Bernice King (b.
What did MLK call his wife?
Did MLK Jr die?
Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST.
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What happened to Martin Luther King in 1948?
June 8, 1948:
Later, he earns a bachelor-of-divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary, in Chester, Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University.