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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is, understandably, the main character of The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. King did not write a full autobiography; instead, the manager of his papers, Clayborne Carson, has compiled a group of his autobiographical pieces, notes and speeches. King was born in the early 20s and grew up during the Depression and World War II in Atlanta, where he grew up a minister's son in a lower-middle class neighborhood. Despite his safe and secure upbringing, King was subject to discrimination and segregation; King was always theologically and philosophically thoughtful; he studied philosophy at Morehouse College, theology at Crozer Seminary and philosophy again at Boston University, where he earned his PhD. King retained his Christian faith despite struggling with it during his education; he came to believe that one could only take the gospel seriously if it was practiced in daily...

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