M.L.K His Story

M.L.K – His Story

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.   His   Grandfather   began   the   families   long   tenure   as   pastors   of   the   Ebenezer   Baptist   Church   in   Atlanta   serving   from   1914   to   1931.   His   father   has   served   from   then   until   the   present,   and   from   1960   until   his   death   Martin   Luther   acted   as   co   pastor.   Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia.   He graduated from high school at the age of fifteen.   He received B.A.   Degree in 1948 from More House College.   After   three   years   of   theological   study   at   Crozer   Theological   Seminary   in   Pennsylvania   where   he   was   elected   president   in   his   senior   class.   He received his B.D.   In 1953.   He   enrolled   at   Boston   University,   completing   his   residents   for   the   doctorate   in   1953   and   receiving   the   degree   in   1955.   He married Coretta Scott and had two sons and two daughters.

In 1954 Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was by this time a member of the NAACP, the leadership of the first great negro nonviolent demonstration times in the United States, the bus boycott in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. During these days of boycott King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was abused, but at the same time he emerged as a negro leader of the first rank.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and organization formed to provide new leadership for the civil rights movement. In the eleven year period between 1957-1968 King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty five hundred times, appearing where ever there was injustice and action. He also wrote six books as well as articles. He led a massive protest in Alabama, and a peaceful march in Washington D.C. where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to...