Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, Jr ., ( January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 ) was born Michael Luther King, Jr ., but later had his name misrepresented to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s extended tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the in attendance, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co – pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated community schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he established the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a notable Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was selected president of a predominantly fair elder class, he was awarded the B. D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and wedded Coretta Scott, a youthful woman of infrequent intellectual and creative attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born keen on the family.
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