Becomes co-pastor with his father at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lunch counter sit-ins began in Greensboro, North Carolina. In Atlanta, King is arrested during a sit-in waiting to be served at a restaurant. He is sentenced to four months in jail, but after intervention by John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, he is released.
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee founded to coordinate protests at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina.