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.
She was born April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama. He then left his school to become the pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Martin and a few other men founded The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He didn't know it yet, but he was taking the many steps in his life that would lead the nation to change. Soon he would become the man that was talked about everywhere; The face that everyone hated or loved, and the one who would stand ... ... middle of paper ... ... 9 Feb 2014 .
Martin was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. By using, speeches, marches and his actions he accomplished his goal and was a main contributor to end segregation. Martin’s nonviolence tactics lead him through the years. Even when attacked by others he only used words to get his point across. He ended to segregation to all things including schools, buses, bathrooms and many more.
His father served as pastor of a large Atlanta church, Ebenezer Baptist, which had been founded by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s maternal grandfather. King, Jr. was ordained as a Baptist minister at age 18. King attended local segregated public schools, where he excelled. He entered nearby Morehouse College at age 15 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1948. After graduating with honors from Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1951, he went to Boston University where he earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.
During his down time he preferred reading books, singing, riding his bicycle, playing football and baseball. He graduated College and received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College. Following graduation he became a minister and resided in Alabama. Martin Luther King studied theological at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania He was appointed president of a predominantly white senior class; and was awarded his B.D.
“King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968).” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Academic OneFile. Web. 16 May 2014.
He was a good student, skipping the ninth grade, and at fifteen upon completion of his junior year at Booker T. Washington High School, he entered Atlanta’s Morehouse College. At the young age of eighteen, King was named a Baptist minister and became assistant minister at his father’s church. After receiving his bachelors degree from Morehouse, King entered the Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was one of six blacks in a student body of one hundred. King ... ... middle of paper ... ...ared, King’s “dream had not died with him” and proclaimed a day of national mourning (American reformers).
Can you imagine how one person changed the whole Civil Rights movement and helped promote civil rights for all of humanity? This was the life of Martin Luther King Jr; one of the most famous Baptist ministers, who overcame obstacles and became a remarkable leader of the Civil Rights movement. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin Luther King, Sr., who was a minister and his mother, Alberta King, was a school teacher. His parents taught him from a young age that segregation was not fair.
He went to Morehouse College, a Negro institution of Atlanta. He then went on to take three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was president of a white senior class. Next, he enrolled at Boston University and completed his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and received the degree in 1955. In Boston, he met his future wife, Coretta Scott. They eventually had two sons and two daughters.
Many believe that King’s work in the Civil Rights Movement was the final push that America needed to finally respect people no matter their skin color. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American baptist minister, Civil Rights activist, and humanitarian. He was born on January 25, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia under the name of Michael King, Jr. Both he and his father later adopted the name of the German protestant leader Martin Luther in honor of him. King thrived at Booker T. Washington High School, graduating at the age of 15 before moving on to Morehouse College.