Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

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In History
  • Birthday

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Marriage

    Marin Luther King Jr. and Correta Scott are married in Marion, Alabama by his father.
  • Graduation

    Martin Luther King Jr. graduates with a doctorate degree from Boston University.
  • Appearance on Time Magazine

    Appearance on Time Magazine
    Martin Luther King Jr. appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • Meeting in Washington

    Meeting in Washington
    Martin Luther King Jr. other civil rights leaders meet with President Dwight Eisenhower in Washington.
  • First Time Arrested

    First Time Arrested
    Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at a sit-in demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia. He is sentenced to four months of hard labor for violating a suspended sentence in a 1956 traffic violation. He is released on $2,000 bond.
  • Letter From Birmingham

    Letter From Birmingham
    After being arrested in the state of Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. writes his famous Letter From Birmingham Jail.
  • I Have A Dream Speech

    I Have A Dream Speech
    Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators take part in the March on Washington.
  • Marches

    Martin Luther King Jr. leads protesters in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis.
  • Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. is shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.