Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr.
UNIV 103 – 1407- AGWFE
James Williams
AIU

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Martin Luther King Jr
This author selected this individual because this author has always admired Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and his hard dedication to make a change. Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to Rev. Michael Luther and Alberta Williams King. He was the second child. Martin Luther king Jr was originally named Michael Luther King Jr., but after the death of his paternal grandfather in 1933 King’s father changed both of their first names from Michael to Martin to honor his grandfather. In 1931 King’s father became pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Ave. only a block away from the house where King was born. Both of Kings parents believed in nonviolent resistance to racial discrimination.
Martin Luther King was able to skip two grades at Booker T Washington High School to enter Morehouse College in 1944 at the age of fifteen. Mr. King went to Morehouse College to study medicine but religion and philosophy increasingly appealed to him. While attending Boston University for a doctoral program from (1951-1954) it was there King experienced love of another kind when he met Coretta Scott King. One year after meeting Coretta they were married at her home in Marion, Alabama by King’s father.
In 1954 while finishing his doctoral he received a call to pastor the Dexter Avenue Baptist church in Montgomery Alabama. The King’s acceptance marked a major turning point in King’s lives as well as in American history.
By the time he turned 25 he was



References: Peake, T. R. (2013, JANUARY). Martin Luther King Jr. Retrieved NOVEMBER 16, 2014, from SALEM PRESS BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA.

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