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Crozer Theological Seminary Placement Committee: Confidential Evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., by George W. Davis

Author: 
Davis, George W. (Washington) (Crozer Theological Seminary)
Date: 
November 15, 1950
Location: 
Chester, Pa.
Genre: 
Report
Topic: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education

Details

The Placement Committee, headed by Sankey L. Blanton, asked for Davis’s “estimate of [King’s] general and special abilities and character, together with any added remarks you deem helpful to the Placement Committee.”1

  1. Exceptional intellectual ability—discriminating mind.
  2. Very personable.
  3. Makes good impression in public in speaking and discussion. Good speaking voice.
  4. A man of high character.
  5. Should make an excellent minister or teacher. He has the mind for the latter.

1. Morton Scott Enslin, Raymond J. Bean, and Charles E. Batten also prepared evaluations for the placement committee; see pp. 354, 392, and 406–407 in this volume, respectively.

Source: 

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