Martin Luther King Sr. Rank
About Martin Luther King Sr.
Martin Luther King Sr. was an American pastor and civil rights pioneer who served as the head of the iconic Ebenezer Baptist Church for 40 years. And whereas he has an outstanding life story in his own right, his ultimate claim to fame is being the father of one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century – Martin Luther King Jr.
He married his wife, Alberta, in 1926. They brought forth three children - Willie Christine, and the late Martin Jr. and Alfred Daniel King.
His parents were named James and Delia King.
He became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1931 and kept the church economically viable throughout the Great Depression.
He was a major influence on the life on Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1974 his wife was murdered by an assassin who really wanted to kill him instead.
He was a strong, recognized supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the US Presidency in 1976.
He ultimately died from a heart attack.
Martin Luther King Sr. Rank
Martin Luther King Sr.'s Popularity
Martin Luther King Sr. was a famous American civil rights activist, who was born on December 19, 1899. As a person born on this date, Martin Luther King Sr. is listed in our database as the 66th most popular celebrity for the day (December 19) and the 27th most popular for the year (1899).
People born on December 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Martin Luther King Sr. is the 1674th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Martin Luther King Sr.'s birthday, Martin Luther King Sr. is the 13804th most famous American.
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