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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Life and Legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And his Connection to Rochester, NY. Colgate Divinity School Martin Luther King, Jr. goes down in history as one of the principal leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and a prominent advocate of Nonviolent Protest . King's challenges to segregation and racial discrimination helped convince many white Americans to support the cause of Civil Rights in the United States. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and ordained as a Baptist Minister at age 18 . He graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 and from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951 now Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. In 1955 , he earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology from Boston University. While in Boston, King met Coretta Scott and they married in 1953 . In 1954 , King accepted his first pastorate at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery's black community had long-standing grievances about the mistreatment of blacks on city buses. Heading the year-long bus-boycott against segregation in buses, King soon became a national figure. In 1957 , King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC ), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed to challenge racial segregation. King and other SCLC leaders encouraged the use of Nonviolent marches, demonstrations, boycotts and other Nonviolent activities to protest discrimination. King and other black leaders organized the 1963 March on Washington, a massive protest in United States history for jobs and civil rights. King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to an audience of more than 200,000 Civil Rights supporters. The speech and the march created the political momentum that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , which prohibited segregation in public accommodations and discrimination in education and employment. As a result of King's effective leadership, he was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for peace. Throughout 1966 and 1967 , King increasingly turned the focus of his activism to the redistribution of the nation's Economic Wealth to overcome entrenched Black Poverty. In the spring of 1968 , he went to Memphis, Tennessee, to support striking black garbage workers and was assassinated there on April 4, 1968 .
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We   Shall   Overcome Jan. 15, 1929 - Apr. 4, 1968 Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
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Jan. 15, 1929 - Apr. 4, 1968
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Life and Legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And his Connection to Rochester, NY. Colgate Divinity School Martin Luther King, Jr. goes down in history as one of the principal leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and a prominent advocate of Nonviolent Protest . King's challenges to segregation and racial discrimination helped convince many white Americans to support the cause of Civil Rights in the United States. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and ordained as a Baptist Minister at age 18 . He graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 and from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951 now Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. In 1955 , he earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology from Boston University. While in Boston, King met Coretta Scott and they married in 1953 . In 1954 , King accepted his first pastorate at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery's black community had long-standing grievances about the mistreatment of blacks on city buses. Heading the year-long bus-boycott against segregation in buses, King soon became a national figure. In 1957 , King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC ), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed to challenge racial segregation. King and other SCLC leaders encouraged the use of Nonviolent marches, demonstrations, boycotts and other Nonviolent activities to protest discrimination. King and other black leaders organized the 1963 March on Washington, a massive protest in United States history for jobs and civil rights. King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to an audience of more than 200,000 Civil Rights supporters. The speech and the march created the political momentum that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , which prohibited segregation in public accommodations and discrimination in education and employment. As a result of King's effective leadership, he was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for peace. Throughout 1966 and 1967 , King increasingly turned the focus of his activism to the redistribution of the nation's Economic Wealth to overcome entrenched Black Poverty. In the spring of 1968 , he went to Memphis, Tennessee, to support striking black garbage workers and was assassinated there on April 4, 1968 .
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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