If your kiddo is learning about the civil rights movement, here are printable facts about Martin Luther King, father of Martin Luther King Jr., that are ready to be downloaded, printed, and colored. Grab your crayons!
Today we are learning 10 facts about Martin Luther King Sr.!
We learned before that his son, civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr., led an important movement to end racial segregation through peaceful protests across the nation. His fight for the rights of African Americans earned him a Nobel Peace Prize. But did you know that his father had a profound effect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his desire for racial equality?
By printing these Martin Luther King Sr. facts, kids of all ages will be able to learn about the great man who inspired MLK Jr.
Martin Luther King Sr Facts FOR KIDS
- Martin Luther King Sr. was born Michael King on December 19, 1899, and died on November 11, 1984.
- Mr. King Sr. believed in equal rights for Black Americans in the United States.
- He was an African-American Baptist preacher, missionary, and an early Figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s.
- Martin Luther King Sr. was the father of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
- He was the senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church from 1931 to 1975.
- Mr. King Sr. studied at Morehouse College, the only four-year liberal arts institution that’s historically Black and all-male.
- He wrote a letter of recommendation for his son, Martin Luther King Jr., to attend the Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania.
- In 1934, he decided to change his own name and that of his eldest son from Michael King Jr to Martin Luther King Jr.
- Martin Luther King Sr. became a role model, in fact, his own son also followed his father’s steps to fight for justice.
- After the assassination of his son King, Jr., he spoke at several events honoring his son.
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Have you learned something new today? What was the fact about Martin Luther King Sr. that stood out most for you?