January 15th, 2007


Finding Dr. King’s Roots in Slavery

Dr. Joel Branham (1799-1877) Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia Did his family hold the ancestors of Martin Luther King, Jr. in slavery? [Photo from Digital Library of Georgia] (updated 1:54 pm, 1/15/2007) As is the case for many African-Americans, the ancestors of Martin Luther King, Jr., apparently included a slaveowner. We know that Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January …Continue reading →

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