King Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Chronology Documents Quotes Most Visited
Certification of Minister’s License for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Previous entry 4 February 1948
Certification of Minister’s License for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Next entry

Table of Contents

Lillian Watkins, the secretary at Ebenezer Baptist Church, sends 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

TLS. CRO-NRCR.
Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Copyright Information  |  The King Center  |  RSS