Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline
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Martin Luther King Jr was born on 15 Jan 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on 4 apr 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. After he died, there were a lot of riots in the US cities. James Earl Ray was convicted and imprisoned for his 'assassination', however many believe that he was not guilty.
Martin Luther King Jr becomes a Baptist minister
Martin Luther King Jr graduates from Morehouse College
Martin Luther King Jr marries Coretta Scott
Martin Luther King Jr becomes a pastor of a Baptist church in Montgomery
Martin Luther King Jr receives his Phd from Boston University
Martin Luther King Jr becomes a leader of the Montgomery bus boycott
Martin Luther King Jr lead the March on Washington and gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Almost 250,000 people listened to his speech in the nation's capital.
Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
Martin Luther King leads thousands of protestants 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
Martin Luther King Jr leads the unsuccessful Albany Movement in 1962.
Martin Luther King Jr helps organize some of the 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
Martin Luther King Jr gives a speech entitled "Beyond Vietnam" against the Vietnam War. This speech was made exactly a year before he was assassinated.
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