Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?

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Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 1929-Michael Luther King Jr was born. He later changed his name to Martin

1935-1944-Martin Luther attended a segregated public schools in Georgia. He graduated from high school at the age of fifteen.

1947-Martin was ordained as a minister.

1948- Martin received his B.A. degree at Morehouse College in Georgia, this was a distinguished Negro Institution which both his father and grandfather had graduated.

1948-1951-Martin took three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. At this time he was elected president of a predominately white senior class.

1951-Martin was awarded the B.D. He won a fellowship at Crozer and enrolled in graduated studies at Boston University.

1951-1953-Martin completed is doctorate. While Martin was in Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman who was very brilliant and artistic. They had two sons and two daughters together.

1954-Martin Luther King accepted the pastorale at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

1955-Martin received his degree.

December 1955- Martin accepted the leadership of the first great Negro non-violent demonstration in the United States. The group boycotted the buses of 382 days at Montgomery, Alabama. During the boycott Martin was arrested, his house was bombed and he was subjected to physical abuse. But he still believed in non-violence and was a great leader.

December 21,1956-The supreme court of the United States declared that it was unconstitutional to segregate on the bus, that Negros and whites could ride the bus equally.

1957-Martin was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, this was formed to provide new leadership for the civil rights movement. The ideals from this movement came from Christianity and Ghandi, non-violence protest.

1957-1968-Martin Luther traveled six million miles in eleven years, spoke over twenty five hundred times,...

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