Michael Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th of 1929. Later had his name changed to Martin.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Life to death time line of Martin luthe King Jr.
High School and College at 15
In 1944 Martin graduated from high school at the age of 15. He attended segregated high schools in Atlanta Gerogia.He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to Morehouse College at age 15.
College and becoming a Minister.
Graduates from Morehouse College and enters Crozer Theological Seminary. After that Martin becomes ordained to the basptist minestry at the age of 19. To follow in the footsteps of his father.
Martin attends Boston University for his graduate studies. After attending the more College. He does all of this at a very young age.
Martin recieved his Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Boston University. Martin later will use his doctorate to do amazing things for the world.
Martin is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, Making him the official spokesman for the bus boycott Rosa Parks had started on December 1 when she refused to move to the back of the bus for a white man.
Victory for Martin
The Supreme Court rules that bus segregation is illegal. Which was a victory for the boycott. Also for Martin and Rosa parks.
Southern Christian leadership conference.
Martin forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This conference is to fight segregation and achieve civil rights. He speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C.
After the unsuccessful Georgia movement,Martin is arrested again and put in jail. But only to be relesed short after.
On Good Friday, Martin is arrested by Police Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor. Martin arrested for demonstrating without a permit.
The Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated. This is an amzing thing that Martin accomplished.
Martin leads a Freedom Walk in Detroit. This was a very large group with about 125,000 people. All walking in supprt of desegregation.
"I Have a Dream".
The march on Washington is where Martin gave his very famous "I have a Dream" speech. This was also the largest civil rights march with about 250,000. Who were all there for Marin.
Man of the Year.
Martin appears on the cover of Time magazine. He is awarded Man of The Year. In honnor of all his hard work and accomplishments.
Civil Rights Act.
Martin attends the signing ceremony of the Civil Rights Act of at the White House.
Noble Peace Prize.
Martin is awarde the Noble Peace prize. He is the youngest person to ever be awarded with this.
Poor Peoples Campaign
Martin announces the inception of the Poor People's Campaign focusing on jobs and freedom for the poor. He demands poor people deserve the right to a decent income and decent way of life. Many people agree with him on this topic.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee.
Funeral for Martin.
Martin Luther Kings funeral is an international event. People all over want to attend it.