Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of theEbenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Lutherattended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlantafrom which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly whitesenior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving thedegree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. “
“A lie cannot live”
“A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.”
“A man who won't die for something isnot fit to live.”
“A right delayed is a right denied.”
“A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.”
“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
“All labor that uplifts humanity hasdignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straightenour backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do...
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