MLK is born
martin Luther King Jr. is born on January 15,1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
Married Coretta Scott in Marion, Alabama
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in the Armed Services.
July 26, 1948
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her defiant stance prompts a year-long Montgomery bus boycott.
December 1, 1955
Nine black students known as the “Little Rock Nine” are blocked from integrating into Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Dwight D. Eisenhower eventually sends federal
September 4, 1957
A bomb at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama kills four young girls and injures several other people prior to Sunday services. The bombing fuels angry protests.
September 15, 1963
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, providing equal housing opportunity regardless of race, religion or national origin.
April 11, 1968