Michael Luther King was Martin Luther King Jr’s name when was born. 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.
Martin Luther King’s father and grandfather were Baptist preachers. His father and grandfather were also both involved in the civil rights movement. Growing up as a preacher’s child was good for him because he wanted to follow in his dad and grandfather’s foot steps. (Fleming 1-124) .
When MLK was a young man he went to college. He attended college at Morehouse. He went there when he was only fifteen years old, where he had not fully finished high school. MLK attended Morehouse in 1948. He went to Morehouse for his Bachelor of Art Degree in Sociology. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania with his Bachelors of Divinity degree in 1951. He then decided that he wanted to do Doctoral Studies in Systematic theology at Boston Univ...
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...r. “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.” (Martin Luther King Jr., 1963)
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