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The Making of a Minister

Born Michael Luther King Jr. on January 15, 1929, King was renamed Martin when he was six years old by his parents Alberta Williams and Michael Luther King Sr. His father was a minister who preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. King learned to recite the biblical scriptures before he was five years old and took to reading early, especially the Bible. His parents did their best to protect him from the discrimination against blacks that was widespread in Atlanta during the 1930s. But King was still forced to sit at the back of the bus, attend segregated black schools, and suffer racial prejudice.

When King was six years old he began attending an elementary school for black children. His white friends were sent to a different school. He and his friends were told that they could not be friends anymore...

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