The History of Martin Luther King

  • Birth of Martin Luther King

    Birth of Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King was born on 15th of January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • King became a minister in his father's church

    King became a minister in his father's church
    He became a minister in his father's church, Ebenezer Baptist Church when he was 18 years old.
  • King's graduation

    King's graduation
    King graduated from Morehouse College. That he started when he was 15 years old. He graduated when he was 19.
  • King's marriage

    King's marriage
    Martin King Jr. married Coretta Scott and lived in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • King became pastor of Baptist in a church at Montgomery, Alabama

    King became pastor of Baptist in a church at Montgomery, Alabama
    King became a pastor of a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Receiving of the Ph.D role

    Martin Luther King received his Ph.D. from Boston University
  • President of the Montgomery Improvement Association

    King was elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association
  • Martin Luther King forms the Southern Christian Leadership

    Martin Luther King forms the Southern Christian Leadership
    King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights. On May 17,King speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C.
  • King got arrested for the first time

    King got arrested for the first time
    King, Ralph Abernathy, Albany Movement president William G. Anderson, and other protesters are arrested by Laurie Pritchett during a campaign in Albany, Georgia.
  • King was jailed for the second time

    King was jailed for the second time
    King is arrested at an Albany, Georgia prayer and he went to jail. After spending two weeks in jail, King is released.
  • I Have A Dream speech

    I Have A Dream speech
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom attracted more than 200 000 demonstrators to the Lincoln Memorial. The march was supported by all major civil rights organizations as well as by many labor and religious groups. King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech.
    After the march, King and other civil rights leaders met President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House.
  • King's title

    King's title
    King is named "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine.
  • King's third arrest

    King's third arrest
    King was arrested and jailed for demanding service at a white-only restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • King's Nobel Prize

    King's Nobel Prize
    King receives the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. He declares that "every penny" of the $54,000 award will be used in the ongoing civil rights struggle.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    King publicly opposes the Vietnam War at a mass rally at the Ninth Annual Convention of SCLC in Birmingham.
  • King moved

    King and his wife moved into an apartment at 1550 South Hamlin Avenue in Chicago to draw attention to the city's poor housing conditions.
  • King meets Nation of Islam leader

    In Chicago, King meets Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad
  • King and his friends resume March Against Fear

    King, Floyd McKissick from CORE and Stokely Carmichael from SNCC resume James Meredith’s "March Against Fear" from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi, after Meredith was shot and wounded near Memphis.
  • KIng's plan in Washington D.C

    King publicly reveals his plans to organize a mass civil disobedience campaign, the Poor People's Campaign, in Washington, D.C., to force the government to end poverty.
  • King leads a protest

    King leads a march of six thousand protesters in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis. The march descends into violence and looting, and King was rushed from the scene
  • King's speech, 1 day before he died

    King returned to Memphis, determined to lead a peaceful march. During an evening rally at Mason Temple in Memphis, King delivers his final speech, "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop."
  • King was shot

    King was shot
    King was shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
  • King was buried

    King was buried
    King is buried in Atlanta.