Martin Luther King Jr by Imonie Crenshaw

By MrZobb
  • Birth of Martin Luther King Jr life

    Birth of Martin Luther King Jr life
    January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA
  • Martin Birth Name

    Martin Birth Name
    He was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.
  • His Brothers And Sisters

    His  Brothers And Sisters
    Martin Luther King Jr. was not an only child. He grew up with a sister who was older than him, Willie Christine King, and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. Martin Luther King's childhood was a normal happy upbringing.
  • Atlanta Constitution

    Atlanta Constitution
    Atlanta Constitution, 23 June 1940. The "June drive" mentioned in the letter refers to a church fundraising campaign conducted by Ebenezer members born in the month.
  • Washington High School

    Washington High School
    Atlanta Daily World, 3 July 1940. "Emnit" is King's boyhood friend Emmett Proctor, the grandson of C. L. Harper, the first principal of Booker T. Washington High School.
  • Kings marrage and kids

    Kings marrage and kids
    King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents hey became the parents of four children: Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King.During their marriage, King limited Coretta's role in the civil rights movement, and expected her to be a housewife.house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama.
  • Religion

    King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, when he was twenty-five years old, in 1954.

    He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president.
  • Yolanda King

    Yolanda King
    Yolanda Denise King was the first-born child of Coretta Scott King and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. King was commonly referred to as "Yoki", a nickname. She was twelve years old when her father was assassinated.
  • Martin Luther King III

    Martin Luther King III
    Martin Luther King III is an American human rights advocate and community activist. He is the eldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
  • Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King
    King became friends with many politicians before and after her husband's death, most notably John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy's phone call to her during the 1960 election was what she liked to believe was behind his victory.
  • Dexter scott King

    Dexter scott King
    Dexter Scott King is the second son of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His siblings are Martin Luther King III, the Reverend Bernice Albertine King, and the late Yolanda Denise King.
  • Bernice Albertine King

    Bernice Albertine King is an American Baptist minister. She is the youngest daughter and child of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Coretta Scott King. is an American Baptist minister. She is the youngest daughter and child of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Coretta Scott King.
  • March on Washington, 1963

    March on Washington, 1963
    1. The other leaders and organizations comprising the Big Six were Roy Wilkins from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Whitney Young, National Urban League.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing
  • In 1966

    In 1966, after several successes in the South, King, Bevel, and others in the civil rights organizations tried to spread the movement to the North, with Chicago as their first destination. King and Ralph Abernathy, both from the middle class, moved into a building at 1550 S. Hamlin Ave.,
  • 1965-1967

    In 1965 King began to publicly express doubts about the Vietnam War. In an April 4, 1967 appearance at the New York City Riverside Church exactly one year before his death King delivered a speech titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence".[
  • planning a national occupation

    In 1968 King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. The jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to be complicit in a conspiracy against King.
  • Coretta scott king

    Coretta Scott King 19Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King often participated in many of her husband's exploits and goals during the battle for African-American equality. King met the future civil rights leader while in college and the two quickly escalated to the center of the movement.53–1968
  • Matin Luther King day

    Beginning in 1971, cities such as Saint Louis, Missouri, and states established annual holidays to honor King. At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King.