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Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. is born

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  • The first lunch counter sit-ins took place in Chicago, Illinois at Jack Spratt's Coffee Shop

  • The U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in interstate bus travel

  • Martin Luther King is appointed to serve as the assistant pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

  • He begins attending Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania.

  • Martin marries Coretta Scott at her parent’s home in Marion, Alabama.

  • Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in the public schools of America was unconstitutional

  • Supreme Court orders desegregation of the public schools "with all deliberate speed"

  • Rosa Parks, a 42 year old seamstress, is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give her seat on the bus to a white male passenger.

  • Martin Luther King becomes the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association which was organised due to protest against the incident involving Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott begins

  • Dr. King meets with President Eisenhower

  • Dr. King is arrested for breaking the state of Georgia's trespassing law while picketing in Atlanta.

  • Martin Luther King meets with President Kennedy to gain his support for the civil rights movement.

  • Dr.King is arrested at a Sit-in demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama protesting against public eating facilities

  • King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech

  • King’s third book, Why We Can’t Wait is published

  • Martin Luther King becomes the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

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    King and 25,000 other protestors march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.

  • Dr. King marches on the issue for open housing in Chicago and is stoned by angry onlookers

  • Dr. King delivers his last speech at a rally at Mason Temple

  • Martin Luther King is shot and killed