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The life of Martin Luther King Jr.

1929 - 1968

January 15,1929 Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

january 15, 1929

1934 Michael King, Sr., changes his name to Martin Luther King.

1934

1934 Michael Luther King, Jr., change his name to Martin Luther King.

1934

June 1948 King graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

June 1948

May 8, 1951 King wins a fellowship to study at MA, University of Theology.

May 8, 1951

May 8, 1951 King graduates from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA.

May 8,1951

June 18, 1953 King marries Coretta Scott in Marion, Alabama.

June 18, 1953

October 31, 1954 King is inducted as pastor of Dexter Av. Baptist Church in Al.

October 31, 1954

June 5, 1955 King receives his PhD from Boston University.

June 5, 1955

December 5,1955 King becomes president of the Montgomery Improvement Assn.

December 5, 1955

February 1957 King becomes the presindent of the Southern Leaders Conference.

February 1957

February 1959 Martin and Coretta visit India to learn about Gandhi's protest.

February 1959

January 1960 King moves to ATL. and becomes the SCLC full-time leader.

January 1960

October 19, 1960 King is arrested during a sit-in in ATL.

October 19, 1960

May 21, 1961 King speaks at a rally for the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL.

May 21, 1961

December 16, 1961 King is arrested ata a demonstration in Albany, GA.

December 16, 1961

April 3, 1963 King leads demonstrations in Birmingham, AL. He was arrested.

April 3,1963

August 28, 1963 The March on WA. King's "I have a dream" speech was the best.

August 28, 1963

July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Righs Act into law.

July 2, 1964

December 10, 1964 King's receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

December 10,1964

January 18, 1965 King launches a voting rights drive in Selma, AL.

January 18, 1965

March 21, 1965 King leads a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.

March 21, 1965

August 6, 1965 The voting Rights Act is signed into law.

August 6, 1965

July 1966 King leads a unsuccesful demonstration against a housing in CHI.

July 1966

November 1967 King announces the "second phase" of the civil rights movement.

November 1967

March 18, 1968 King speaks at a rally for striking sanitation workers in TN.

March 18, 1968

April 4, 1968 On a return visit to Memphis, King is shot and killed by a sniper.

April 4, 1968