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Martin Luther King The early years Martin Luther King Jnr was born on 15 January 1929 His father Daddy King was the pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church King took his duties beyond serving his church and was involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People This was probably the influential thing in kings jnr early life that later made him accomplish what he did King first met racism at the age of six when a white friends father said that they could no longer play together because King was coloured His own parents explained about slavery and also made an important point Dont let it make you feel you are not as good as white people Kings progress through school was fast At 15 he went to Morehouse College a theological college in Connecticut Here he expressed doubt about the value of religion but was eventually convinced of its relevance to the civil-rights struggle At 19 he was ordained With a degree in sociology he went to Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania to study for a degree in divinity He came top of his class and graduated in 1951 He went on to study for a doctorate in systematic theology at Boston University After completing his studies King felt that he should return home Accompanied by his new wife Coretta he began work at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama The church was attended mainly by the educated black middle class Once installed he set about organizing his congregation His interest in the community and his effective oratory made him a popular and respected figure Montgomery in the Southern heartland had strict segregation laws for example rules about what black passengers could and could not do on buses Resentment at these rules ran high On 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white and was taken to jail On 5
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