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Martin Lurther King Jr. Timeline

  • Martin Luther King Jr was born

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Tuesday, January 15 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Graduated High School

    He attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated at age 15.
  • Graduates from collage

    Graduates from Morehouse College
  • He gets married to Coretta Scott

    Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott got married June 18th, 1953 in Marion, Alabama.
  • First Child Born

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s first child Yolanda Denise King is born on November 17th 1955 in Montgomery Alabama.
  • Joins the Bus Boycott

    He joins the bus boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1.
    On December 5, he is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official spokesman for the boycott.
  • I Had A Dream Speech

    One of his famous speeches "I Had A Dream" was on August 28th, 1963 in Washingthon.
  • MLK earns a Nobel Peace Prize

    He got the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice.
  • MLK spends four days in jail

    The Supreme Court upholds a conviction of MLK by a Birmingham court for demonstrating without a permit. King spends four days in Birmingham jail.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. got shot

    Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennesse while giving a speech.
  • MLK Day

    On November 2, a national holiday is proclaimed in King's honor