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Martin Luther King Junior Dr King Was born in the afternoon of January 15th 1929 in Atlanta Georgia 501 Auburn Avenue NE He was very active in the fight against discrimination of colored people Martin Luther King Jr began his education at the Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta Georgia Following Yonge School he was enrolled in David T Howard Elementary School He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T Washington High School Because of his high score on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T Washington Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades Dr King entered Morehouse at the age of fifteen In 1948 he graduated from Morehouse College with a BA degree in Sociology That fall he enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania While attending Crozer he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania In September of 1951 Martin Luther King began doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Boston University He also studied at Harvard University His dissertation A Comparison of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Wieman was completed in 1955 and the PhD degree from Boston a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology was awarded on June 5 1955 Dr King received several hundred awards for his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement One of them included Man Of The Year by Time in 1963 He was also awarded The Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 At age 35 Dr King was the youngest man the second American and the third black man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Martin Luther King Junior also published three books In 1958 he published the book Stride Toward Freedom Stride Toward Freedom is Martin Luther King Jrs autobiographical account of his involvement in the Montgomery bus boycott It was published in 1958 just two years after the Supreme Court
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