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.
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.
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.
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).
Martin Luther King Jr. On January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, a very influential mind was born (Marcelo and David B.). This person was Martin Luther King, Jr. As King grew older he began to realize his family's work. They had been part of a long line of pastors at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta (Nobel Foundation). He began to realize what was going on in his very eventful life and recognized it as segregation. He went to segregated middle schools in Georgia and then went on to high school.
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.
In 1948 he ordained as a Baptist minister (Martin Luther King Jr. Fast Facts). He became a pastor of a Church in Montgomery, Alabama named Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1954 (Martin Luther King Jr.- Biography). The Southern Christian Leadership Conference which was a african american civil rights organization was founded in 1957 by King (Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968). SCLC was developed to advance the nonviolent way to handle the civil rights (Martin Luther King and The Global Freedom Struggle). He wanted African Americans to be able to have the right to vote so he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration(Martin Luther King Jr.- Biography).
Martin Luther King, Jr. was the key individual, which helped African-Americans reach the almost unattainable grasp of equality. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King, Sr. was pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta, which was founded by Martin's maternal grandfather (Schulke 14). At an early age Martin showed his admiration for his father, spending hours listening to his sermons for the next Sunday morning worship service at Ebenezer (Ayres 49). Martin grew up attending segregated public schools, excelling in all subjects, and moved on to Morehouse College at the age of fifteen and graduated at the age of eighteen with a bachelor's degree in sociology (Ayres 56).
King attended segregated public schools in Georgia and graduated high school at 15. He later became a co-pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church with his father, Martin Luther King, Sr. Martin later attained a BA at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1948. He went on to acquire a BD at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1951. In 1955, he met and married Coretta Scott. King's first presence in politics was a humble presidency position for the Montgomery Improvement Association - a black activist organization - that had just ordered a boycott of the state's buses.
However, in honor of minister and civil-rights activist Martin Luther Baptist, his parents gave him the name Martin. In 1931, King’s father became the lead pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, a very successful minister as his father and grandfather had been. A very intelligent man, King skipped ninth and eleventh grades, graduating Book T. Washington High School at the age of fifteen. Dealing with segregation at a young age, King believed in the goodness of man and the great potential of American democracy. After graduating high school, King went on to study theology at Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution in Atlanta, where his father had attended.