Let's do this like a Quentin Tarantino movie by starting with the ending before we get to the beginning. Is it wrong to say he's the only White I heard of named Quentin? Anyway, what do you know about Martin Luther King, Jr? We always hear about the dream, the marches, and the boycots. We always hear about the Dr. King's vision to intergrate and his peaceful non-violent solution to those that pushed the status quo agenda. In my humble opinion, we do ourselves and our children an injustice by not talking about Martin's academic prowess. If we were talking about King's education in today's terms, we would say he was a beast!
Martin Luther King, Jr. began his education at the Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following Yonge School, he was enrolled in David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high score on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades, Dr. King entered Morehouse at the age of fifteen.
In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology. That fall, he enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. While attending Crozer, he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected president of the senior class and delivered the valedictory address; he won the Pearl Plafker Award for the most outstanding student; and he received the J. Lewis Crozer fellowship for graduate study at a university of his choice. He was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozer in 1951.
In September of 1951, Martin Luther King began doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Boston University. He also studied at Harvard University. His dissertation, "A Comparison of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Wieman," was completed in 1955, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology, was awarded on June 5, 1955. -- Mitchell Brown, Compiler - Updated by Isaac Clark and Alexis Carrasquel
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in lamens terms, Got His Education On! So, please don't be confused about who Dr. King really is because he's greater than who he is portrayed to be! He could have done anything but he CHOSE to speak for the voiceless; he chose to fight for those who could not fight for themselves; he chose to be in the trenches with his brothers and sisters in the struggle! He chose! He chose! He chose!
Education is important!