As a kid, King attended segregated schools, and graduated high school at age 15 (John A. Kirk). King attended Morehouse College, trying many different majors, such as sociology, medicine and law, before finally settling to major in ministry. In 1948, King was ordained by his father as co-minister at Ebenezer Church. After graduating from Morehouse in June 1948, King studied for a divinity degree at Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1951 (Kirk). After that, King enrolled in the Systematic Theology PHD program at Boston University.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. His parents were Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his siblings were guided by the spiritual teachings from their father and attended public schools in Atlanta during their childhood. King and his nine siblings grew up in a financially secure middle class family. They received a better education than the average child of their race, King noticed this and it influenced him to want to help all blacks.
This allowed for the nation to be able to view the words that he delivered, and take action to stand up for the rights of African Americans in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. was very influential of the Civil Rights by using his great voice and writings for the Civil Rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very ambitious person. He kept on going and helped lead African Americans to have complete freedom. He never stopped doing what he believed was the right thing to do.
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Although his life was cut short, Martin Luther King, Jr. made countless accomplishments in the Civil Rights Movement. He knew what was important and kept his priorities straight- always putting God first. Although he dealt with a large amount of opposition, he was able to persevere and made a lasting impact on the United States.