MArtin Luther King

  • Birth

    Born on at noon
  • Bus boycott

    He joins the bus boycott w/ Rosa Parks
  • Ruling

    the Supreme Court rules that bus segregation is illegal, ensuring victory for the boycott
  • Segregation Ban

    the Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders.
  • Freedom Walk

    leads 125,000 people on a Freedom Walk in Detroit
  • King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10.

    Dr. King is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace at age 35.
  • At sunset on April 4, Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot

    while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.