He continued to have lingering feelings toward the women he left; one friend was quoted as saying, "He never recovered." King began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University and received his Ph. on June 5, 1955, with a dissertation on A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.
King once reproved another student for keeping beer in his room, saying they had shared responsibility as African Americans to bear "the burdens of the Negro race." For a time, he was interested in Walter Rauschenbusch's "social gospel." In his third year at Morehouse, King became romantically involved with the white daughter of an immigrant German woman who worked as a cook in the cafeteria.
The daughter had been involved with a professor prior to her relationship with King.
He had concluded that the church offered the most assuring way to answer "an inner urge to serve humanity." King's "inner urge" had begun developing, and he made peace with the Baptist Church, as he believed he would be a "rational" minister with sermons that were "a respectful force for ideas, even social protest." The African-American students of Crozer for the most part conducted their social activity on Edwards Street.
King became fond of the street because a classmate had an aunt who prepared collard greens for them, which they both relished.
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 and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
King became a civil rights activist early in his career.King planned to marry her, but friends advised against it, saying that an interracial marriage would provoke animosity from both blacks and whites, potentially damaging his chances of ever pastoring a church in the South.King tearfully told a friend that he could not endure his mother's pain over the marriage and broke the relationship off six months later.When the boys were six, they started school: King had to attend a school for African Americans and the other boy went to one for whites (public schools were among the facilities segregated by state law).King lost his friend because the child's father no longer wanted the boys to play together.In July 2015, a rumor started circulating via social media that Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump had once said he’d like to date Ivanka, his daughter from his 1977-92 marriage to Ivana Trump.