King

King, Martin Luther
(1929-68) a black US religious leader who became the most important leader of the civil rights movement and worked hard to achieve social changes for black people. He was a great public speaker, and many people remember his famous speech that starts with the words "I have a dream". He encouraged people to try to achieve changes without using violence, and in 1964 he won the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1968 he was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. In the US there is a national holiday in January to celebrate his birthday.
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King, Rod|ney
(1966- ) a black US man who was violently attacked by a group of white police officers in Los Angeles in 1991. By chance an ordinary citizen filmed the attack, and this film was later shown on US television. When the police officers were judged in a court of law in 1992, the ↑jury decided that they were not guilty of being too violent, and this led to the Los Angeles ↑riots (=violent public protests) . Many people in the US thought that this event proved that black people were still not being treated fairly by the legal system.
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King, The
an informal name still used for the famous singer Elvis Presley, used especially by people who love his music

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  • KING-TV — Seattle, Washington Branding KING 5 Slogan The Home Team (general) Coverage You Can Count On (news) Channels …   Wikipedia

  • King — King, que en inglés significa rey, puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Lugares 2 Personas 2.1 Actores y cineastas 2.2 Artistas …   Wikipedia Español

  • King — King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King — /king/, n. 1. Billie Jean (Moffitt) /mof it/, born 1943, U.S. tennis player. 2. Clarence, 1842 1901, U.S. geologist and cartographer. 3. Ernest Joseph, 1878 1956, U.S. naval officer. 4. Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 68, U.S. Baptist minister: civil… …   Universalium

  • King's X — Datos generales Origen  Estados Unidos Estado …   Wikipedia Español

  • King — (engl.: König) bezeichnet: King (Album), Album des Rappers T.I. King (Band), britische New Wave Band King (Familienname), Familienname King (Fernsehserie), eine kanadische Fernsehserie aus dem Jahre 2011 King (Mondkrater), Einschlagkrater auf der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King's X — est un groupe américain (Houston Texas) pratiquant une musique unissant le blues, le gospel, le rock, le metal et la pop. Grands admirateurs des Beatles, leurs chansons sont essentiellement axées sur les mélodies, et baignent en permanence dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • King — King, Martin Luther King, William Lyon Mackenzie * * * (as used in expressions) Cole, Nat King Leslie Lynch King, Jr. King Cotton King George Sound, bahía King, B. B. Riley B. King King, Billie Jean …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • king — W1 [kıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ruler)¦ 2¦(the best)¦ 3¦(successful)¦ 4¦(chess)¦ 5¦(cards)¦ 6¦(important)¦ 7 a king s ransom ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: cyning] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • king — [ kıŋ ] noun count *** 1. ) king or King a man who rules a country and is the senior male member of the royal family: Oswald became king in 634. King George VI 2. ) a man who is the best at doing a particular thing: king of: Elvis, the king of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • KING (G.) — KING GREGORY (1648 1712) Héraut du duché anglais de Lancastre et généalogiste, Gregory King est surtout connu pour un ouvrage, Natural and Political Observations and Conclusions upon the State and Condition of England in 1696 . Ce livre ne fut… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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