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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Birth

    Martin was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr.
  • Graduation

    Martin Luther King Jr. graduated for Booker T. Washington High School. He was 15 years old. He was admitted to Morehouse College.
  • Ministership

    King became a minister in his father's church, Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was 18 years old.
  • College Graduation

    King graduated from Morehouse College. He was 19.
  • Marriage

    Martin marries Coretta Scott
  • Birth of first child

    Yolanda Denise King born
  • Boycott Movement

    Dr. King joined the boycott movement after Mrs. Rosa Parks was arrested. He became the president of Montgomery Improvement Association.
  • Bombing

    Dr. King's house is bombed.
  • SCLC

    Dr. King helped co-found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Birth of Martin III

    Martin Luther King III was born.
  • First book published

    Dr. King published his book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story and later released in 1958.
  • Second son born

    Dexter Scott King is born.
  • Last child born

    Bernice Albertine was born.
  • March on Washington

    Dr. King delivers his speech "I Have A Dream" at the Lincoln Memorial. This event is commonly known as the March on Washington.
  • John F. Kennedy

    President Kennedy is assassinated in Texas.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Dr. King wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Arrested

    Dr. King arrested during voters right demonstration.
  • Sanitation Protest

    Dr. King helped lead the Sanitation Protest.
  • Assassination

    Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee.
  • National Holiday

    First national celebration of Dr. Kings birthday.