A Short Biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

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He helped to pave the way for civil right in America. His actions inspired a courageous movement that lives on, even today. Alberta Williams and Martin Luther King, Sr., are the parents of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he was born on the 15th of January in 1929, in the city of Atlanta, Georgia.King was the great-grandson, grandson, and son of Baptist ministers, which was why he also became a Baptist minister. At a young age, King became aware of the unequal treatment endured by African Americans. King tirelessly devoted his life to equality for all people. King’s successes changed the course of American history.
Martin Luther King Jr., began school in Atlanta, Georgia at Yonge Street Elementary School. After going to Yonge Street, he went to David T. Howard Elementary School. Advancing in education, he went to high school, at Booker T. Washington and Atlanta University Laboratory School. Due to the score on the college acceptance examination during his 11th grade year in high school, he was able to go to Morehouse College and not have to finish his last couple of years at Booker T. Washington. He graduated in 1948 from Morehouse College, with a B.A degree in sociology. In the fall, he went to Crozer Theological Seminary in…

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