chapter  43
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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At Crozer and Boston University King was introduced to theological and philosophical ideas about God, social justice, and the worth of human personality that reinforced what he had learned from his parents and heard in the sermons, prayers, and songs of black churches. With an intellectual foundation for his religious convictions, King began his pastoral ministry at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, in September 1954-about three months after the celebrated Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools.