Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Birth

    dr. King was born at noon on January 15, 1929
  • High School Grad.

    Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at age 15
  • College Grad.

    Graduated Morehouse College and enters Crozer Theological Seminary
  • Boston University

    Enters Boston University for graduates.
  • Married

    Marries Coretta Scott and settles in at Montgomery, Alabama
  • bus segregation

    Supreme Court rules that bus segregation is ileegal , ensuring victory for the boycott
  • leadership confrence

    King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Confrence to fight segregation and ensure civil rights.
  • U.S. Congress

    U.S. congress passed the first civil rights act since reconstruction. Kings first book, "Stride Toward Freedom" is published.
  • co - pastor

    Becomes co - pastor with his dad at Ebeneezer Church it ATL Georgia.
  • king arrested

    During un-succesfull Albany, Georgia movement, king is arrested on july 27.
  • Burmingham

    The Burmingham agreement is announced . Stores, resteraunts and schools desegregate.
  • Time Magazine

    Appears on the cover of Time Magazine as man of the year.
  • March

    Began march against fear throught the south
  • speech

    Delivered "Ive been to the mountaintop" speech.
  • kings death

    King is shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Tenessee.