Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Volume I, 4 February 1948

Volume I Table of Contents

Transcriptions are intended to reproduce the source document accurately, adhering to the exact wording and punctuation of the original. In general, errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar have been neither corrected nor indicated by [sic].

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

4 February 1948
Atlanta, Ga.

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


Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Copyright Information  |  The King Center  |  RSS