THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. is born.

    Martin Luther King Jr. is born.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He was 1 of 3 children and the first son. Martin the the child on the far left.
  • Martin graduates from high school.

    Martin graduates from high school.
    Martin graduates early from high school at the age of 15. He then goes to Morehouse College.
  • Martin goes to seminary (a school for the study of religion).

    Martin goes to seminary (a school for the study of religion).
    After graduating from Morehouse College, Martin goes to Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA. There, he studies the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Martin goes to Boston, MA and gets married.

    Martin goes to Boston, MA and gets married.
    After finishing Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951, he enters Boston University to get his doctorate degree in theology. In Boston, he meets Coretta Scott. They marry June 18, 1953.
  • Martin and Coretta move to Montgomery, AL.

    Martin and Coretta move to Montgomery, AL.
    Martin takes a job as a pastor in Montgomery, AL at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. In 1955, Rosa Parks doesn't give up her seat on a bus. This starts the Montgomery bus boycott, and Martin becomes the leader of the boycott.
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