January 17th, 2010


Reprise: Finding Dr. King’s Roots in Slavery

“Finding¬† Dr. King’s Roots in Slavery” originally appeared at GeneaBlogie on Monday, January 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 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1930 census of Fulton County, as mentioned here previously, enumerates …Continue reading →

Reprise: The Genealogy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The Genealogy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” originally appeared at GeneaBlogie on Saturday, January 13, 2007. [Updated¬† 1/18/2010] One would think in the Cyber Age, it would be easy to find a rather complete genealogical study of an historic figure like Martin Luther King, Jr. Turns out, that’s not the case. There are sources that identify Dr. King’s parents …Continue reading →

Reprise: The Dream

[updated 1/18/2010, 11:15 am PDT] “The Dream” Originally appeared at GeneaBlogie on Saturday, January 13, 2007. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood . . . . That’s a powerful …Continue reading →

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