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Was Martin Luther King Jr a Baptist minister?
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
How did Martin Luther King become a Baptist minister?
A few months before graduating in June 1948, King was ordained a Baptist minister by his father, who succeeded his father-in-law as pastor at Ebenezer. In 1951, King earned a divinity degree at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He then studied theology at Boston University, where he earned a Ph.
What did Martin Luther King preach?
“He preached a social justice gospel. He was responsible for one of the first African American high schools in Atlanta. He and some other pastors were instrumental in founding the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. He really brought Ebenezer to its influence in Atlanta.”
What religion was Martin Luther King?
His involvement with the black civil rights movement was closely related to his Protestant faith. After gaining a major victory in the Bus Boycott of 1956, when the boycotting of the bus services by black people led to their de-segregation, he became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.