Famous People Named King
Take a look at famous people named King, such as Don King, Martin Luther King Jr., and Coretta Scott King.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist, Minister / 1929 - 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
Environmental Activist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer / 1942 -
American singer and songwriter Carole King has written or co-written over 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists.
Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer / 1927 - 2006
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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profile name: Coretta Scott King profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer
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profile name: Carole King profile occupation: Environmental Activist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
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profile name: Stephen King profile occupation: Author
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profile name: B.B. King profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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