MLK Timeline

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  • Martin luther King was born on January 15th, 1929,in Atlanta Georgia. He was the first son and the second child of Martin Luther king Sr. and Alberta King.

    Martin luther King was born on January 15th, 1929,in Atlanta Georgia. He was the first son and the second child of Martin Luther king Sr. and Alberta King.
    Martin luther King was born on January 15th, 1929,in Atlanta Georgia. He was the first son and the second child of Martin Luther king Sr. and Alberta King.
  • MLK attended Booker T High school, and started as a Sophmore. He skipped both the nineth and the twelfth grade because of his high grades. He graduated from Booker T. High school at the age of 15 and decided to attend college at Morhouse college. After th

    MLK attended Booker T High school, and started as a Sophmore. He skipped both the nineth and the twelfth grade because of his high grades. He graduated from Booker T. High school at the age of 15 and decided to attend college at Morhouse college. After th
  • When Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat MLK joined the boycott with several others to protest the unfair treatment of colored people. In the process of the boycott he was arrested. and after his release he was elected to be the president o

    When Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat MLK joined the boycott with several others to protest the unfair treatment of colored people. In the process of the boycott he was arrested. and after his release he was elected to be the president o
  • Because of the boycotts that were put into action By MLK the supreme court declared that segregation in buses illegal which showed the boycotts as sucessful.

    Because of the boycotts that were put into action By MLK the supreme court declared that segregation in buses illegal which showed the boycotts as sucessful.
  • Martin Luther King creates the southern Christian Leadership Conference which the purpose of this organization being to eliminate segregation and fight for civil rights. And later that he gave a speech to 15000 people in Washington, D.C

    Martin Luther King creates the southern Christian Leadership Conference which the purpose of this organization being to eliminate segregation and fight for civil rights. And later that he gave a speech to 15000 people in Washington, D.C
  • MLK went to india to study Mohandas Gandhi's teachings of nonviolence so he could find more ways to solve problems back home; And during a speaking tour MLK was stabbed and nearly killed by an assailant in Harlem, and in the same year he met with Preside

     MLK went to india to study Mohandas Gandhi's teachings of nonviolence so he could find more ways to solve problems back home; And during a speaking tour MLK was stabbed and nearly killed by an assailant in Harlem, and in the same year he met with Preside
  • MLK begins 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

    MLK begins 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
  • In November, the Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders.Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) began first Freedom Ride through the South, in a Greyhound bus, after th

    In November, the Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders.Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) began first Freedom Ride through the South, in a Greyhound bus, after th
  • On April 13, the Birmingham campaign is launched. This would prove to be the turning point in the war to end segregation in the South.During the eleven days he spent in jail, MLK writes his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail

  • On May 10, the Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated, hiring of blacks implemented, and charges dropped.

  • On June 23, MLK leads 125,000 people on a Freedom Walk in Detroit.The March on Washington

    On June 23, MLK leads 125,000 people on a Freedom Walk in Detroit.The March on Washington
  • held August 28 is the largest civil rights demonstration in history with nearly 250,000 people in attendance.At the march, King makes his famous I Have a Dream speech.

  • During the summer, King experiences his first hurtful rejection by black people when he is stoned by Black Muslims in Harlem.King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10. Dr. King is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peac

  • On January 3, King appears on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year.

    On January 3, King appears on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year.
  • King attends the signing ceremony of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House on July 2.

    King attends the signing ceremony of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House on July 2.
  • On January 22, King moves into a Chicago slum tenement to attract attention to the living conditions of the poor.In June, King and others begin the March Against Fear through the

  • South.On July 10, King initiates a campaign to end discrimination in housing, employment, and schools in Chicago.

  • King announces that the Poor People's Campaign will culminate in a March on Washington demanding a $12 billion Economic Bill of Rights guaranteeing employment to the able-bodied, incomes to those unable to work, and an end to housing discrimination.

    King announces that the Poor People's Campaign will culminate in a March on Washington demanding a $12 billion Economic Bill of Rights guaranteeing employment to the able-bodied, incomes to those unable to work, and an end to housing discrimination.
  • Dr. King marches in support of sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee.On March 28, King lead a march that turns violent. This was the first time one of his events had turned violent.Delivered I've Been to the Mountaintop speech.At sunset on Ap

    Dr. King marches in support of sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee.On March 28, King lead a march that turns violent. This was the first time one of his events had turned violent.Delivered I've Been to the Mountaintop speech.At sunset on Ap