Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received a B.A. in sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Next, he attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Penn., and later received a doctorate degree from Boston University.Know More
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been an exceptional student since he was a child attending Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta. For high school, he attended Booker T. Washington High, also in Atlanta. Due to his good grades, King skipped two years of high school and was able to enroll at Morehouse College at only 15 years old.
During his college career, King informally attended classes at other universities close to his alma maters. While attending college in Pennsylvania, King took classes at the University of Pennsylvania. In Boston, he also studied at Harvard University in Cambridge.Learn more about US History
Between 1958 and 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested 30 times for demonstrating and participating in non-violent protests against segregation. During his 1963 imprisonment, he wrote "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which became the manifesto of the civil rights movement.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his leadership in the American Civil Rights Movement, specifically the March on Washington, his "I Have a Dream" speech and the March for Voting Rights. His advocacy for non-violent activism earned him great respect during the tumultuous era of segregation.Full Answer >
Martin Luther King lived most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia, and was living there at the time of his death. Named Michael King, Jr. when he was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, he changed his name to Martin Luther King, Jr. following his father's name change.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested 30 times. All of Dr. King's arrests followed nonviolent protests against racial segregation and injustice in the American South.Full Answer >