Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther KingJr., born on January 15,1929, in his grandparents ' home in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin (Michael) Luther King, Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams Kim, a former teacher. Luther King 's father had originally named him Michael, after his father, but Martin Luther King 's father later changed both of his names to Martin Luther, in honor of the 16th-century German religious reformer. (Lambert, K. (1993) Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader, 1993. Chelsea