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Religious upbringing and education

King was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, into a religious family. King’s father, Martin Luther King, Sr., was the pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. King’s mother, Alberta (Williams) King, was a schoolteacher and a minister’s daughter.

Although King had a religious upbringing and religious education, he originally intended to pursue a career in law or medicine. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School at the age of fifteen, King continued his studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta. During the course of his studies, King decided to become a minister. He gradiated from Morehouse with a bachelor of arts degree in 1948, then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. King, one of just six African American students in a class with a hundred whites, was elected president of the student body. He...

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