Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, in 1929. He was born in a middle-class family in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a Baptist Minister. His mother played a big role in the kings church, the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He began preaching at his father’s church in 1948. As a child, King would spent his time doing what he loved reading and sports. When king was five, his father changed their names to Martin Luther King. King was named after his father, so he had a Jr at the end of his name. King met Coretta Scot in 1952. She was pursuing to be a doctor at Boston University.