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Martin Luther King attended school at Booker T Washington High School . There he achieved academic excellence and was able to skip his 9th and 12th grade year of high school. At age fifteen, Martin enrolled in college at Morehouse College. In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Then, king enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951.  King then began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University and received his Doctorate of Philosophy on June 5, 1955. King it is quoted for saying “Of course I was religious. I grew up in the church. My father is a preacher, my grandfather was a preacher, my great-grandfather was a preacher, my only brother is a preacher, my daddy’s brother is a preacher. So I didn’t have much choice.”  In the front yard of his parents house, Martin Luther King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953 ,they have four kids together. King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama when he was twenty-five years old. Later, in December of 1955, Martin Luther King jr. was selected to run a group protesting the arrest of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was a black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. This became known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this, Martin Luther King Jr. was able to organize Black churches and white support groups. King became famous for his adamant non-violent protesting approach which he believed coincided perfectly with gospel teachings . Success finally came in 1956 when the US Supreme Court outlawed Alabama bus segregation laws.  Martin continued to seek out new ways he could expand his non-violent Civil Rights Movement throughout the South.  Shortly after King published his first book  “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story” continued to promote Dr. King’s image as a national Civil rights leader.

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