Dr. King, Sidney Poitier, and Harry Belafonte, civil rights activists and comrades in arms for justice, equality and equity, were all born in the first quarter of the year of their birth. Dr. King, two years younger, was born January 15, 1929 (died at 39), Sidney Poitier February 20, 1927 (died at 94, weeks before his 95 birthday) and Harry Belafonte was born March 1,1927.
The documentary "The Sit-In" has rare footage of Dr. King just a few weeks before his death on the Tonight Show in 1968 hosted by Harry Belafonte. Johnny Carson persuaded a reluctant Belafonte to host the show. Check it out on PEACOCK for free. Luminaries that week included Sidney Poitier, Robert F. Kennedy, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Paul Newman and more.
DR. KING CELEBRATED BY JOB CREATION