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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Timeline small square Born Martin Luther King Jr. is born at 12:00 pm on Jan. 15, 1929
Timeline small square Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School
Timeline small square Was admitted to Morehouse College at age 15 Morehouse College
Timeline small square Started Graduate School at Boston University Boston University
Unknown small square Gets Married MLKJr marries Coretta Scott and they move to Montgomery, Alabama
Timeline small square Graduates MLK Jr. receives a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University
 40945098 policepic ap small square Becomes President of the Montgomery Improvement Association This makes Martine Luther King Jr. the official spokesperson for the Bus Boycott, in which Rosa Parks was arrested for.
Timeline small square Southern Christian Leadership Conference King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to help achieve civil rights and fight segregation.
Timeline small square Bus segregation is illegal Success for MLK Jr. and his boycott happens when the Supreme Court rules bus segregation is illegal.
Unknown 1 small square Stride Toward Freedom King's first book is published.
Timeline small square Resigns as Pastor Resigns as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to direct his focus on civil rights.
Unknown 2 small square Visits Gandhi GandhiKing travels to India to learn from Gandhi's nonviolent teachings.
Timeline small square Arrested King is arrested for a sit in in a restaurant, but John Kennedy intervenes and he is released.
Timeline small square Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation because of Martin Luther King Jr and The Freedom Riders.
Timeline small square Arrested for Protesting without a Permit Letter from Birmingham JailKing is arrested for protesting without a permit and while in jail writes Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Martin luther king2 small square March On Washington March On WashingtonKing leads the March on Washington which is the largest civil rights demonstration in history. This is where King gave the " I have a dream.." speech.
Mlk5 1 small square Time's Man of the Year King is selected as Time Magazines Man of the Year
Timeline small square Nobel Peace Prize MLK Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35.
Timeline small square Poor People's Campaign King announces his new campaign focusing of poor people of all races.
Martin luther king lorraine motel 2.38203606 std small square King Is Shot Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life