He was born in Atlanta,Georgia. He was the middle child.
graduates from Morehouse College with Bachelor's Degree in sociology
Entered the College as an early-admission student in 1944. He was 15.
King enters Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania
He graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology. He was 15.
King graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in Divinity studies
He graduated with a degree dealing with religion. He was a pastor.
King enters Boston University
Searching for a multicultural community and a setting for his study of ethics and philosophy. He became “Dr. King” by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology here in 1955.
Kind married Correta
They have 4 kids.When they married she moved to Montgomery.
King gets his PhD from Boston University
He was searching for a multicultural community and a setting for his study of ethics and philosophy.
Montgomery Bus Boycott begins
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus then Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal.
King's home is bombed
MLK house was bombed in Montgomery, Alabama. Nearing his home, King saw a crowd of black men, some brandishing guns and knives, and a multitude of white policemen around his residence.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms in Atlanta and elects MLK as president
The SCLC was formed around the same time as the Montgomery boycott. The main aim was to advance the cause of civil rights in America but in a non-violent manner.
King's first book "Stride Toward Freedom The Montgomery Story" is published
It is a historic account. He describes the conditions of African Americans living in Alabama during the era.
mentally ill woman stabs King
Izola Ware Curry stabbed him. It was at a book signing
King studies non violent tactics
He was going on a trip to India. He named Mahatma Gandhi as “the guiding light of our technique of non-violent social change”.
King returns to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
The National Park Service has preserved the church, the crypts of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, and his birth home. He was a minister there.
King is arrested in Atlanta
He was arrested along with 51 other people. He has been arrested multiple times for mostly protesting
King assists in negotiations for the Freedom Riders
At least 436 individuals would ride buses and trains to make their point. They were assaulted by white mobs.
King says his "I Have a Dream" speech
It was during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He spoke it to call for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights.
King's book Why We Can't Wait is published
It was about the nonviolent movement against racial segregation in the United States. It was specifically aimed towards the 1963 Birmingham campaign.
Time Magazine names King "Man of the Year"
He was a platform for many blacks. He was he first african american published.
King receives the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
He was the youngest winner of the prize. Dr. King said today that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him was a tribute to millions of Americans who followed the precepts of nonviolence.
King leads demonstrations in Chicago
It is also known as the Chicago open housing movement. It was also lead by James Bevel and Al Raby.
King leads a march of in Memphis Tn
It was King's last march. Working conditions were bad so James Lawson asked his friend King to come help.
King is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis
Two other buildings and their adjacent property, also connected with the King assassination, have been acquired as part of the museum complex.King received frequent death threats due to his prominence in the Civil Rights Movement.
riots break out across the nation in reaction to King's death
It was also known as the Holy Week Uprising.Itwas a wave of civil disturbance which swept the United States following the assassination of MLK.
King's birthday becomes a cnational holiday
President Ronald Reagan signed a bill marking the third Monday of every January, as MLK day.The first federal holiday honoring an African American is MLK day.