Alberta Williams King

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Alberta Williams King
Born Alberta Christine Williams
September 13, 1904(1904-09-13)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died June 30, 1974(1974-06-30) (aged 69)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Citizenship American
Education Spelman Seminary
Hampton University
Children Martin Luther King, Jr. (deceased)
Christine King Farris
Alfred Daniel Williams King (deceased)
Parents Reverend Adam Daniel Williams (1863-1931)
Jennie Celeste Parks Williams (1873-1941)

Alberta Christine Williams King (September 13, 1904 – June 30, 1974) was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr.. She was married to Martin Luther King, Sr. for 58 years.

Early life[change | change source]

King was born on September 13, 1904 in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] She studied at Hampton University.

Marriage and family[change | change source]

She was married to Martin Luther King, Sr. from 1906 until her death in 1974. They had three children, two were killed (including Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother).

Death[change | change source]

King was shot and killed in a church by a 23 year-old man while she was playing the organ in Atlanta, Georgia. She died six years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., aged 69.[2]

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