martin luther king jr

By argy45
  • Birth

    Michael King, Jr. was born January 15,1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Attempted suicide

    Attempted suicide
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    -after his grandmother passed away, King tried committing suicide by jumping from a 2nd story window.
  • Graduated from highschool

    Graduated from highschool
    Date not exact -At 15 years old Martin Luther King Jr. Graduated from a segregated public school in Georgia.
  • Graduated from college

    Graduated from college
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    -graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. Degree
  • Marriage

    King married Corretta Scott and had 4 children with her; 2 boys and 2 girls.
  • Leadership

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    -Martin accepted the leadership role of "the First Greater Negro Nonviolent Demonstration of Contemporary Times in the US"
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    Because of a boycott by King, the US Supreme Court declared in unconstitutional to have laws requiring segregation on the bus. Everyone could now ride as equals.
  • Man of the Year

    Man of the Year
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    -Martin Luther King Jr. was named man of the year by Time Magazine.
  • Arrested

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    -King was arrested at a campaign to end segregation
  • "I have a dream"

    "I have a dream"
    King delivered his "I have a dream" speech in Washington D.C.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
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    -At the age of 35 King was the youngest man ever to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Death

    Martin Luther King Jr. was assinated in Memphis, Tennessee.