Luther King Jr. is born to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr.
Luther King Jr. is licensed to preach and becomes his fathers' assistant
at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Georgia.
Martin Luther King Jr. is ordained to the Baptist ministry June Martin
Luther King graduates with a B.A. degree in sociology September Martin
Luther King enters Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania
where he studies the life and teachings of Mahatma Ghandi
Martin Luther King Jr. graduates with a B.D. degree
Martin Luther King Jr. marries Coretta Scott in Marion Alabama.
The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is installed as pastor of the Dexter
Avenue Church, Montgomery, Alabama.
Martin Luther King Jr. receives a Ph.D. degree in Systematic Theology
from Boston University.
The King's first child, Yolanda Denise is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
The first day of the Montgomery bus boycott takes place, in support
of Rosa Parks, a forty two-year-old seamstress who refuses to give up
her seat to a white man, she was subsequently arrested. Dr. King is
elected President of an organisation named the Montgomery Improvement
Dr. King is arrested on a charge of travelling thirty miles per hour
in a twenty-five miles per hour zone in Montgomery. He is later released.
A bomb is thrown onto the porch of Dr. King's home in Montgomery. No
one is injured.
Dr. King is indicted with others, in the Montgomery bus boycott on charges
of being party to a conspiracy to hinder and prevent the operation of
business without "just or legal cause."
Dr. King speaks before the platform committee of the Democratic Party
Montgomery buses are integrated.