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Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline Lemieux 8th Grade

  • The birth of a great man.

    The birth of a great man.
    This was the day when Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He would eventually become the greatest civil rights leader in the United States.
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  • Education

    He received a B.A. degree from Morehouse College.
  • HIs marriage

    HIs marriage
    MLK married Coretta Scott. They would eventually have four children.
  • Man of the Year

    Man of the Year
    He was recognizeed as TIme Magazine's man of the year.
  • His Dream

    His Dream
    Martin Luther King organized a historic march to Washington. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial he gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.
  • The Death of MLK

    The Death of MLK
    He was assasignated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was on his balcony of his hotel when he was shot.