While you or your kids are off today, let us remind you why they’re off. MLK or Michael King JR. (Yes, you heard that right) is the reason why. Michael and his father, Michael, later both became Martin and that is how we refer to them. The younger, MLK Jr., “had a dream,” and that dream was local. MLK attended Crozer theological seminary in Upland, PA graduating with a B.Div degree in 1951. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.