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As a result of Plessy v. Ferguson, in1896, where the US Supreme Court upholds the “separate but equal doctrine,” (Day & Schiele, 2013) Dr. King had to attend an all-black college, Morehouse College. This was the same college where his father and grandfather attended making Dr. King the third generation in his family to attend college. Dr. King would graduate from Morehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. As well as attending college, Dr. King also follows in his father’s footsteps by becoming an ordained minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia where his father was the minister. In 1950, while attending Crozer Theological Seminary School, Dr. King went to Howard University and heard a lecture from …show more content…
This women was tired she had worked all day and felt she had every right to that set, and she was right. When Dr. King heard about Rosa Parks standing up for her rights and was jailed for that he knew he had to act, so he went to Montgomery Alabama and demand justice for Rosa Parks. The city council denied his request. Dr. King left with no other choice gathered the black people of Montgomery and did something that had never been done before by the black people before. Dr. King decided they should boycott the bus transit system, until the segregation on the bus ended, and jobs were offered to black men as drivers for routes where black people lived. Dr. King had the church get involved with the boycott, by organizing carpool time and pick/drop off locations. The city of Montgomery took notice to this, and decided to place a ban on people for loitering, even though they were only waiting for their ride. In 1956 the city of Montgomery had Dr. King indicted on for violating antiboycott laws. King was found guilty of leading an illegal boycott and sentenced to $500 fine and 386 days in jail. In November 1956 the U.S. Supreme Court declares bus segregation laws

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