Martin luther king jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Martin Luther King was born

    Micheal Luther King (later known as Martin Luther King) was born in Atlanta on the 15th January 1929.
  • Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to Morehouse College at age 15.

  • Graduates from Morehouse College and enters Crozer Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Baptist ministry, At age 19

  • Received Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

  • He is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official spokesman for the boycott.

  • The Supreme Court rules that bus segregation is illegal, ensuring victory for the boycott.

  • During the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia movement, King is arrested and jailed.

  • The Birmingham campaign is launched. This would prove to be the turning point in the war to end segregation in the South.

  • The Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated, hiring of blacks implemented, and charges dropped.

  • King attends the signing ceremony of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House

  • King lead a march that turns violent. This was the first time one of his events had turned violent.

  • Martin Luther King Dies

    At Sunset, whilst standing on the deck of his room in the Lorain Motel in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed.