Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born at noon on January 15, 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee to the Reverend Martin Luther King and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King Jr. spent the first twelve years in the Auburn Avenue home that his parents shared with his maternal grandparents, the Reverend Adam Daniel Williams and Jennie Celeste Williams. When Reverend Williams passed away in 1931, Martin Luther King Sr. became the new pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church and established himself as a major figure in both state and national Baptist groups. Martin Luther King Jr. later attended Atlanta’s Morehouse College from 1944 to 1948 during his undergraduate years. During this time, Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays had convinced Martin Luther King Jr. to accept his calling and to view Christianity as a “potential force for progressive social change. Martin Luther King Jr. was ordained during his last semester in Morehouse.” It was also around this time that Martin Luther King Jr. had begun his first steps towards political activism. In 1951, King Jr. began his doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University’s School of Theology. In 1953, Martin Luther King Jr. married Coretta Scott on June 18 in a ceremony that took place i...
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...death had a seemingly positive influence on Gallaudet College and the students within in terms of sympathy, positivity, and experience with the soldiers on campus, on the racial side, it felt that the racism was hidden behind the positive words, behind the smile.
Thinking With You…Buff and Blue Newsletter, James Agazie, 25, April 1968, pg. 7
The 1968 Washington Riots In History and Memory, Dana Lanier Schaffer, pg. 5
Aftermath of Martyrdom: Negro Military and Martin Luther King
Buff and Blue Newsletters 1968
King Jr, Martin Luther. "Martin Luther King Jr." Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (2003): 105.
Gilbert, Ben W. Ten blocks from the White House: Anatomy of the Washington Riots of 1968. FA Praeger, 1968.
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