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.
He wasn't planning to enter the ministry, but then he met Dr. Benjamin Mays, a scholar whose manner and behavior convinced him that a religious career could be academically satisfying as well. After receiving his bachelor's degree in 1948, King attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, winning the Plafker Award as the outstanding student of the graduating class, and the J. Lewis Crozer Fellowship as well. He completed the coursework for his doctorate in 1953, and was granted the degree two years later upon achievement of his study. While in Boston, King met Coretta Scott, from Marion, Alabama, who was studying at the New England Conservatory of Music. They were married in 1953 and had four children.
His parents changed his name to Martin Luther King when he was just a young boy. They changed his name because it was his fathers way of claiming he was his son. He was born on March 15, 1929. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.Martin Luther King had three siblings, Alfred Daniel Williams King, was his brother, his sisters were Willie Cristine King, and Sen Feng King.
His grandfather served from 1914 to 1931. After his grandfather died, he served as the co-pastor. Martin attended segregated schools in Georgia. He surprisingly graduated high school at age 15. He went to Morehouse College, a Negro institution of Atlanta.
He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King Jr.’s father and his grandfather were both ministers and Martin’s mother was a school teacher. He had a sister by the name of Christine and a brother by the name of Alfred. His mother taught him how to read before he ever went to school.
After graduating high school, King went on to study theology at Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution in Atlanta, where his father had attended. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts and was ordained during his final semester. Howev... ... middle of paper ... ...ts/champions/martin-luther-king-jr.html Martin Luther King's Impact on the Civil Right's Movement. (n.d.). mablevale.org.
The events in his life from early life, civil rights, and later life led him to be one of the most powerful people in the movement towards civil rights. Martin Luther King, JR., was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 to Martin Luther King and Alberta Williams King. He was the middle child. He had an older sister, Christine and a younger brother, A.D. His father was the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, following in the footsteps of Martin's maternal grandfather A.D. Williams. Martin went to public schools in Atlanta and he did so well in school he skipped the 9th and 12th grades, graduating high school at only 15 years old.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a loving and caring family on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. As an African American, he attended many segregated public schools before quitting high school to attend college. In 1944, at the age of 15, King enrolled at Morehouse College in his hometown of Atlanta. Initially, his primary interests were the studies in medicine and law. By King’s senior year at Morehouse, his focus had shifted to studies of ministry.
After graduating college in 1948, he entered the Crozer Theological seminary. Martin was the speaker of his class in 1951 and won a graduate fellowship. Then in 1955 he received a Ph.D. in theology. In Boston Martin met Coretta Scott. Then later in 1953 martin and coretta got married and had four children, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott, Yolanda Denise, and Bernice Albrtine.
Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b. 1930).