Though they differed early on, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X associated with each other. Later in his life, Martin Luther King shared many of the same beliefs as Malcolm X. March Martin Luther King and Malcolm X,
Many have walked up and down these steps at The Ebeneezer Baptist church just as I have, without any knowledge that Martin Luther King Jr's mother Alberta King was slain in there. Mrs. King was shot and killed in 1974 while playing the organ during a church service.
Martin Luther King Jr was born January 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.