Word&Way on Reformation and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Word&Way magazine has published an article on how the Protestant Reformation and the 1934 BWA Congress impacted the journey of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Based in part on Dr. Spitzer's Baptists, Jews, and the Holocaust, the article focuses on the civil rights leader's name change:

The name of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. — much like the name of German monk Martin Luther — remains quickly recognizable. However, King’s birth name — Michael King — does not bring the same level of familiarity. How did Michael King Jr. become Martin Luther King Jr.? That answer involves a meeting of the Baptist World Alliance just as Adolf Hitler took control of the land of Protestant reformer Martin Luther.
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