Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 82nd birthday. King was born Jan. 15, 1929. The federal holiday marking King’s birthday MONDAY was first observed in 1986.

Martin Luther King III is now 53. He spent 6 years as a County commissioner in Atlanta,GA (fulton county).  He was the 4th president of the group his dad founded SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference).

Yolanda King was the oldest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She was an acress, activist and regular public speaker to major corporations.  Yolanda was hanging out with her brother Dexter King at a friend’s home in Santa Monica, Calif. when she collapsed. She was 51 when she died of a heart attack in 2007.

Bernice King is currently 47 years old. The youngest daughter is a motivational speaker, licensed attorney and ordained minister. Bernice is the only King child to become a minister. She’s an AKA and graduated from Spelman College with a degree in psychology. She’s even set up a scholarship at the school “Be A King Scholarship”

Dexter Scott King is 49 and lives in Malibu, California. He was named after the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where his father was pastor before moving to the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia