Martin Luther King Jr Facts – 80 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin King Jr. father was Michael King, who was a pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church.

Martin Luther King Jr. entered college at the age of 15 in 1944, he skipped 9th and 12th

Martin Luther King Jr. received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Morehouse College, divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary, and a PhD in theology from Boston University in 1955.

Martin Luther king Jr. married Coretta Scott in 1953.

King Jr. had 4 children: Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter, and Bernice.

King  Jr. became a pastor at Dexter Ave Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama.

He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP.

He took the leadership of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, where Rosa parks was arrested for giving up her seat to a white and moving to the back of the bus.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted for a year until a judgment came from the Supreme Court declaring that segregation on busses as unconstitutional on November 13th

Martin Luther King Jr. along with other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 to organize and conduct non-violent protests for civil rights.