MLK TImeline

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  • MLK's Birth

    MLK's Birth
    Born on at noon on January 15, 1929.
    Parents: The Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr.
    Home: 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia.
  • MLK goes to College

    MLK goes to College
    Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to Morehouse College at age 15.
  • MLK's Marriage to Corretta Scott

    MLK's Marriage to Corretta Scott
    Marries Coretta Scott and settles in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Freedom Walk in Detroit

    Freedom Walk in Detroit
    On June 23, MLK leads 125,000 people on a Freedom Walk in Detroit.
  • MLK's Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

    MLK's Speech at the Lincoln Memorial
    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.
  • MLK wins the Nobel Peace Prize

    MLK wins the Nobel Peace Prize
    King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10. Dr. King is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace at age 35.
  • MLK's Death

    MLK's Death
    At sunset on April 4, Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
    There are riots and disturbances in 130 American cities. There were twenty thousand arrests.
    King's funeral on April 9 is an international event.
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