He is born in Atlanta Georgia
He graduates at age 15
gets a ba in sociality at Moore house college at age 19
Receives degree from Crozer Theological Seminary then he enrolls in the Boston University Ph.D. program.
Marries New England Conservatory music student Coretta Scott, and they eventually have four children together
He becomes minister of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama.
The 26-year-old King leads boycott of segregated Montgomery buses
He received a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts Montgomery to desegregate buses.
King is assassinated in Memphis, during a visit to support striking black garbage collectors; violent riots erupt in more than 100 U.S. cities.