In June of 1948, he graduated from college with a BA in Sociology. In September of the same year, King attended the Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Crozer with a Bachelor in Divinity. He went on to Boston University where he studied systematic theology as a graduate student. In June 1953, Martin Luther King Jr. married Coretta Scott in Marlon, Alabama.
King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College; a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. In June 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott and had four kids. In 1954 King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus.
Martin Luther King Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and became a pastor as well. This helped to influence the way he protested. He was a nonviolent speaker and wanted blacks and whites to be equal in society together not separated. He was a very good public speaker and many blacks along with whites supported his belief of being equal. Malcom X did not have the same lifestyle that Martin had the ability to grow up with.
He was born in 1929 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. His father was minister at the Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta. When he was a teenager, lets say at the age 15, he was enrolled or graduated at Moore House College. He also graduated from there in the year 1948, and, like his father soon became a minister. In the year 1953 while he doing graduate work at a Boston graduate school, Martin Luther King Jr. married Corretta Scott.
Black people also had separate schools and universities, the white schools had more money. When white people attacked black people in public police didn’t try to prevent this, instead they may have even joined in. Martin Luther King was a strong Christian believer so he lived by the teachings of Jesus and didn’t believe in violence and prejudice. He said “We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flout the central teachings of Jesus: brotherly love and the golden rule.” Martin Luther King and his family were victims of abuse during this time, so when he left university he dedicated his life to the civil rights movement which aimed to stop racism, discrimination and prejudice. After the Rosa Parks incident, she and King organised the black boycott of Montgomery bus system in 1955.
Like the Puritans, he planned to combat natural inclinations by building a life of strong moral preservation. While Franklin did not have as devoted a belief in God as the Puritans, he did believe in God and believed in the importance of good deeds and services. He also believed that all crimes were punishable, like the Puritans, who believed that God gave punishments to all wrongs. Franklin listed out virtues and sought to accomplish each in a specific order. His notion of virtues differed, however, from the Puritans who believed that being close to God was most virtuous and focused on reading scripture and prayers instead of being good citizens.
The two men have very similar views on the subject of just laws and unjust laws, but each goes about dealing with the problem of injustice differently. "On The Duty of Civil Disobedience" is a writing by Thoreau where he expresses his belief that the less the government does to govern, the better it is. He preferred less involvement from the government, referring to the government as a machine. He felt it was only necessary because the American people needed to feel its presence and hear its din. He believed that his first obligation was not to the government, but to do what he felt was right.
The only way to win was with the help of God, because he created man as equal. All agree that if king had lived, he would have been active not only in the black community, but would have likely taken up causes of other minorities (Jones). Martin Luther king Jr. helped improve society with trying to stop discrimination against African Americans. He wanted to stand up for his people, if it wasn’t for him we would not have the rights we have today. As Jones states, he once said, he might not have entered the promise land with us, but he had been to the mountaintop.
Their is no more discrmination going on now. Mr. King may not be physically with us now but his dream has become a reality. His dream stated, ''that not just blacks and whites could work together but that everyone could work togther and live in peace and harmony. As he included in his world famous ''I had a dream'' speech he said,''I had a dream that all blacks and all whites could live together in harmony on our beautiful mother earth'' If Mr.King was still with us I don't think he would change anything that we
In “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”, King talks about how African Americans were treated differently due to the color of their skin. Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi all have used civil disobedience whether it was to help fight for racial justice or to free their country from Britain’s rule. To begin with, Gandhi, King, and Thoreau’s approach to civil disobedience included the power of an individual. In “Civil Disobedience” Thoreau says, “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe: ‘That government is best which governs not