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Martin Luther King Jr. Major Life Events

  • Birth

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born 1/15/1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Starts College

    Starts College
    MLK attends Morehouse College in Atlants, Georgia
  • Married

    MLK and Coretta Scott are married
  • First National Speech

    First National Speech
    Delivered first national address "Give Us The Ballot" at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington Dc
  • I Aave a Dream Speech

    I Aave a Dream Speech
    MLK delivers his most famous speech to a crowd of over 200,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Awrded Nobel Peace Prize

    Awrded Nobel Peace Prize
    Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway
  • Leads March from Selma to Montgomery

    Leads March from Selma to Montgomery
    The civil rights march was from March 17 to March 25
  • Deliveres final speech

    Deliveres final speech
    MLK delivered his final speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop" in Memphis Tennessee
  • Assassination

    MLK was fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee while standing on his hotel balcony