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MLK and Civil Rights events
MLK was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 15, 1929
Led boycott of buses
1955 - 1956
Led the March on Washington and gave “I have a dream” speech.
August 28, 1963
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Civil Rights events
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
December 1, 1955
Sixty black pastors and civil rights leaders from several southern states meet in Atlanta, Georgia to coordinate nonviolent protests against racial discrimination and segregation.
January 10, 1957 - January 11, 1957
Nine black students known as the “Little Rock Nine,” are blocked from integrating into Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
September 4, 1957
Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights.
September 9, 1957
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act.
April 11, 1968
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