Martin Luther King Essay

1014 Words Feb 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929 in his small home in Atlanta Georgia. His father, Reverend Martin Luther King, was often referred to as Daddy King. His mothers name was Alberta Williams King. He was a middle child; he had an older sister, Willie Christine King and a younger brother Alfred Danial Williams King. His father was born “Michael King” and Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally named “Michael King, Jr.” After his father traveled to Europe in 1934 and visited Germany, he decided to change both of their names in honor of the German Protestant leader Martin Luther. Growing up Martin Luther King, Jr ran with a small group of boys, they often would run after girls. His behavior was typical of any other adolescent …show more content…
He ended up pastoring the Mount Vernon First Baptist Church in Georgia. Martin Luther King, Jr. actually doubted if Christ’s Resurrection was actually true. He stated, “doubts began to spring forth unrelentingly.” He grew up in Atlanta and attended Booker T. Washington High School. He was extremely smart and gifted. He skipped both the ninth and twelfth grade and went to Morehouse College when he was 15 without even formally graduating from high school. He went even though his father objected. He graduated from college with a Bachelor in sociology, then enrolled in Seminary, and later graduated with a Bachelor in Divinity. While attending Morehouse College he met a young women, who happened to be white. They fell in love, but the young women felt frightened. When Martin Luther King, Jr. asked her to marry him, she declined because of that fear and felt it would end with them both being killed. Later he met Coretta Scott, who he ended up marring and had four children with her, she was an African-American girl.

Martin Luther King, Jr. became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama when he was 25 years old. Not only was he a minister but he wore many different hats in his lifetime. He was a Baptist Minister, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. In 1955, a 15-year-old girl,

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