Martin Luther King, Jr.

Events

Birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 1929

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King, Sr.

Marries Coretta Scott

June 18, 1953

Married Coretta Scott at her parents home in Marion, Alabama.

Birth of Yolanda Denise King

November 17, 1955

First child of Martin and Coretta King.

Became President of Montgomery Improvement Assoc.

December 5, 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycotts

Birth of Martin Luther King, III

October 23, 1957

Second child born to Martin and Coretta King.

Birth of Dexter Scott King

January 31, 1961

Third child of Martin and Coretta King.

Birth of Bernice Albertina King

March 28, 1963

Fourth and last child of Martin and Coretta King.

"I Have A Dream" Speech/ March On Washington

August 28, 1963

Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 1964

The youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent ways to end segregation and racial discrimination. Present in Oslo, Norway.

Death of Martin Luther King

April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinate while on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee.