"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr One of the most revered civil rights and peace leaders of all time, Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who advocated social change through non-violent means. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1948, then attended Crozer Theological Seminary (now part of the Colgate Rochester Divinity School) and Boston University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in 1955. King married Coretta Scott on 18 June 1953. The couple had four children: Yolanda (born 1955), Martin Luther III (b. 1957), Dexter (b. 1961), and Bernice (b. 1963). • Born: 15 January 1929 • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia • Died: 4 April 1968 (assassination) • Best Known As: The civil rights hero who said "I have a dream" Let us always remember and uphold his life, work, and legacy.