Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

  • Welcome Martin

    Martin Luther King Jr is born in Atlanta, GA
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    Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

  • Martins First year of College

    Martin Luther KIng Jr. begins his year at Morehouse College
  • Revernd Martin King Luther King

    Martin Luther king Jr. becomes an ordained minister
  • Martin finishes college

    Martin luther King Jr. Finish College at Morehouse with a Bachlore degree in Socialogy
  • Mr and Mrs.King

    Martin luther KIng marries Correta Scott King
  • Dr. Martin Luther King

    MArtin Luther King recieves his PH.D

    Rosa parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white male on a bus which sparkes the Montgumery Bus Boycott which lasts 385 days and leads to the desegragation of buses
  • SCLC

    Dr. Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, Joseph Lowery founded the southern Christain Leadership Conference
  • Kings first book

    Strides to freedom: The Montgomery story, Kings first book is published
  • JFK and MLK first meeting

    Martin Luthuer KIng meets privatly with John F. Kennedy
  • 2nd emancipation proclamation

    King meets with President John F. Kennedy and urges him to issue a second Emancipation Proclamation to eliminate racial segregation.
  • MOntergumery buses

    King, Ralph Abernathy, Albany Movement president William G. Anderson, and other protesters are arrested by Laurie Pritchett during a campaign in Albany, Georgia.
  • Nazis strike back

    During the closing session of the SCLC conference in Birmingham, Alabama, a member of the American Nazi Party assaults King, striking him twice in the face.
  • Enleash the dogs

    Conflict in Birmingham reaches its peak when high-pressure fire hoses force demonstrators from the business district. In addition to hoses, Police Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor employs dogs, clubs, and cattle prods to disperse four thousand demonstrators in downtown Birmingham.
  • March on Washington

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom attracts more than two hundred thousand demonstrators to the Lincoln Memorial. Organized by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the march is supported by all major civil rights organizations as well as by many labor and religious groups. King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech. After the march, King and other civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House.
  • FBI investigates MLK

    U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy authorizes the FBI to wiretap King’s home phone.
  • icons meet for the first time

    King meets Malcolm X in Washington, D.C. for the first and only time.
  • FBI fails again

    After King criticizes the FBI’s failure to protect civil rights workers, the agency’s director J. Edgar Hoover denounces King as "the most notorious liar in the country." A week later he states that SCLC is "spearheaded by Communists and moral degenerates."
  • Dr. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

    King receives the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. He declares that "every penny" of the $54,000 award will be used in the ongoing civil rights struggle.
  • Bloody Sunday

    In an event that will become known as "Bloody Sunday," voting rights marchers are beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama as they attempt to march to Montgomery.
  • King meets John Lewis and James Forman

    King, James Forman, and John Lewis lead civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery after a U.S. District judge upholds the right of demonstrators to conduct an orderly march.
  • King meets with Elijah Muhammad

    In Chicago, King meets Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad
  • Poor Peoples Campaign

    King publicly reveals his plans to organize a mass civil disobedience campaign, the Poor People's Campaign, in Washington, D.C., to force the government to end poverty.
  • Peace gone bad

    King leads a march of six thousand protesters in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis. The march descends into violence and looting, and King is rushed from the scene.
  • Kings final speech

    King returns to Memphis, determined to lead a peaceful march. During an evening rally at Mason Temple in Memphis, King delivers his final speech, "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop."
  • Bye Brother Martin

    King is shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.