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Early Achievements

Encouraged by his parents, who were a part of the city's black elite, young King skipped three grades through public schools, graduating from high school and entering Atlanta's Morehouse College at fifteen. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1947 and graduated from Morehouse in 1948, with a major in sociology. From 1948 to 1951, King studied at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was president of the student body in his senior year and class valedictorian at commencement. From 1951 to 1954, King was a graduate student in philosophical theology at Boston University. There he met Coretta Scott, a student at the New England Conservatory of Music. They married in the summer of 1953. A year later, the Kings moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where he became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. In his first year there, King finished his dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. by Boston...

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