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Certification of Minister's License for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: 
Watkins, Lillian D. (Ebenezer Baptist Church)
Date: 
February 4, 1948
Location: 
Atlanta, Ga.
Genre: 
Letter
Topic: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry

Details

Lillian Watkins, the secretary at Ebenezer Baptist Church, sent this brief letter to Crozer Theological Seminary to verify King's status as a licensed minister as requested in the application. Watkins states that King is to be ordained on 18 February 1948, but in his letter of 5 March recommending his son to Crozer, King, Sr., notes that the ordination was on 25 February.

To Whom it may Concer:

This is to certify that Martin Luther King, Jr., is a lincensed Minister, by vote of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Georgia.

He will be ordained Wednesday February 18th, 1948.

[signed as below]
Lillian D. Watkins

Source: 

CRO, NRCR, Crozer Theological Seminary Records, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.