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Chapter 1: Early Years, Chapter 2: Morehouse College

• Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1928, into a black, lower-middle class, religious community where he came from a family of ministers.

• Of crucial significance in his life was the issue of racial segregation and discrimination for which his father, a Baptist minister, would not stand.

• He lived a healthy life and although his high school had not prepared him for college, he entered Morehouse College at age 15, the third generation in his family to pursue education beyond high school.

• King had doubts about Biblical reliability and had difficulty comprehending how he must love an entire group of people (i.e., whites,) that hated him.

• Science seemed to conflict with religion and King came to reject the "emotionalism" exhibited by many black religions, and further lamented that the majority of black clergymen were "unlettered."

• As King continued his studies...

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