Martin Luther King Jr

  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Born on at noon on January 15, 1929. His Parents is the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. His Home is 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. He married Coretta Scott
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    Martin Luther King Life and Legacy

  • Education

    Education
    Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to Morehouse College at age 15. (Not actual month and date)
  • Education

    Education
    In 1948, Martin Luther King Jr. earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Martin Luther King Jr. came under the influence of theologian Reinhold Niebbuhr, a classmate of his father's at Morehouse College. Niebbuhr became a mentor to Martin, challenging his liberal views of theology.(Not actual month and date)
  • Bus Boycott

    Bus Boycott
    On March 2, 1955, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus in violation of local law. Later she was arrested and taken to jail. The NAACP felt they had an excellent test case to challenge Montgomery's segregated bus policy. But then it was revealed that she was pregnant and civil rights leaders feared this would scandalize the deeply religious black community. ( she was the first one to refused to gived up her seat)
  • Education

    Education
    King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. He completed his Ph.D. and was award his degree in 1955. King was only 25 years old. (Not actual month and date)
  • Boycott

    Boycott
    42-year-old Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus to go home from a long day at work. She sat in the first row of the "colored" section in the middle of the bus. As the bus traveled its route, all the seats it the white section filled up, then several more white passengers boarded the bus. The bus driver noted that there were several white men standing and demanded that Parks and several other African Americans give up their seats. Three other African American passenge
  • I have a Dream

    I have a Dream
    The news of his imprisonment entered the 1960 presidential campaign, when candidate John F. Kennedy made a phone call to Coretta Scott King. Kennedy expressed his concern for King's harsh treatment for the traffic ticket and political pressure was quickly set in motion. King was soon released.
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  • I Have a Dream speech

    I Have a Dream speech
    In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. organized a demonstration in downtown Birmingham, Alabama
    Martin Luther King Jr. and his supporters were making plans for a massive demonstration on the nation's capital composed of multiple organizations, all asking for peaceful change. On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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  • Assassination and Legacy

    Assassination and Legacy
    On April 4 while standing on a balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr. was struck by a sniper's bullet. The shooter, a malcontent drifter and former convict named James Earl Ray, was eventually apprehended after a two-month, international manhunt. The killing sparked riots and demonstrations in more than 100 cities across the country. In 1969, Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison. April 23, 1998
  • Legacy

    Legacy
    Over the years, extensive archival studies have led to a comprehensive assessment of his life, portraying him as a complex figure: flawed, fallible and limited in his control over the mass movements with which he was associated, yet a visionary leader who was deeply committed to achieving social justice through nonviolent means.(Ghandi)(Not actual month and date)