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). Shortly after graduating, King became an ordained minister (Norrell 1).
King took on his first pastoral office in 1954 when he accepted the call from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, of Montgomery, Alabama. King was an excellent pastor not only because of his incredible talent for teaching, but also because of his strong pub...
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...e SCLC became outraged with the treatment of the marchers and petitioned for a federal court order barring the State Police from interfering with the second march planned for just two weeks later. The second march from Selma to Montgomery was successfully completed, once again the one person who could take the credit for this great day was Martin Luther King, Jr. (Norrell 6).
Martin Luther King, Jr. led a successful life which changed the world for everyone around him. King's leadership improved America and gave opportunities to African Americans today that would not exist without his leadership. King was prolific in one thing that helped him become the person he was, faith. He believed in himself as well as the chance for equality. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the world's greatest Civil Rights activist for two reasons, he had faith, and he was an incredible leader.
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