“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
— Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He excelled in school skipping both ninth and 12th grades. At 15 Martin entered Morehouse College. At 19 he was ordained and graduated with a BA in Sociology. In 1955 at the age of 26 he received his PhD in Systematic Theology. In 1963 at the age of 34 he was named “Man of the Year” by Time Magazine. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4, 1968 at the age of 39, as Dr. King stood on the balcony the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, he was shot and killed by James Earl Ray.