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Martin Luther King, Jr. | Chicago Freedom Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr.

scott @ Sun, 2005-01-16 21:58

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., the pre-eminent non-violent leader of the black civil rights movement, came to Chicago in 1966 in an attempt to confront de facto segregation in the urban North. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a powerful Baptist minister. After graduating from Morehouse College in 1948, he studied theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University. After receiving his graduate degree, he became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where he emerged as a civil rights leader.

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