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Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Birth

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born to Albreta (Teacher) and Micheal (Baptist Minister) King
  • Becoming a Pastor

    Becoming a Pastor
    Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Equality

    After the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Martin was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement.
  • Noble Peace Prize

    Noble Peace Prize
    Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Assassination

    While standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.