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Alberta Williams King – Wikipedia

Alberta Williams King. Alberta Christine Williams King (September 13, 1904 – June 30, 1974) was Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother and the wife of Martin Luther King Sr. She played a significant role in the affairs of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was shot and killed in the church six years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King’s mother slain in church: From the

From the archive, 1 July 1974: Martin Luther King’s mother slain in church. According to witnesses Mrs Alberta King, whose husband, the Rev Martin Luther King Snr, is pastor of the church on Auburn Avenue, was playing the organ for the Lord’s Prayer near the start of the service when the attack began. A young black man jumped and screamed: “You must stop this! I am tired of all this! I’m taking over …

M. W. Chenault, 44, Gunman Who Killed Mother of Dr. King

Aug 22, 1995 · Marcus Wayne Chenault Jr., who killed the mother of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Sunday service in Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in 1974, died on Saturday at a …

How the assassination of MLK’s mother was lost to history

She continued this relatively quiet activism through the inconceivable and tragic deaths of both of her sons—Martin Luther in 1968 and A.D. King, who had been preaching at Ebenezer, a year later. Her husband remained a pastor, and she continued to handle her various committees and role in the choir until her semi-retirement in 1972.

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Mother

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Mother. On Sunday June 30 1974, Alberta Christine Williams King played “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ of Ebenezer Baptist, the church where her father, A.D. Williams, her husband, Martin Luther King Sr., and son, Martin Luther King Jr., all had served as pastors. The song finished,

Martin Luther King – Biography – IMDb

Mini Bio (1) Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in …

Martin Luther King Jr. – Wikipedia

King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King’s given name at birth was Michael King, and his father was also born Michael King, but, after a period of gradual transition on the elder King’s part, he changed both his and his son’s names in 1934.

Alma mater: Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, Boston University