SPECIAL REPORT: Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. 2015

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ATLANTA (Christian Examiner) -- Christian Examiner presents a special package of news stories about and related to Martin Luther King Jr., the famed civil rights leader who was born January 15, 1929 and who was assassinated April 4, 1968.

Rev. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, as Michael King Jr. to Michael King Sr., and Alberta Williams King. His father had adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr., to honor German Protestant religious leader Martin Luther, according to his biography, something King Jr. later himself did.

King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee. 

The stories in the collection are:

Martin Luther King, Jr. 'I have a dream' speech

Martin Luther King Jr. spiritually revitalized a nation

Oregon pastor: MLK 'galvanized us in a way only a hero could'

New Orleans Baptist leader: King understood the Gospel is what will set us free

Black Lives Matter' more than race relations slogan, women's advocate says

Americans dissatisfied with race relations but glad to see economic improvements

Man born same year as MLK, shot in Harlem in 1950, reminds niece of tragedy