The King's third child, Dexter Scott is born in Atlanta.
Dr. King arrives in Albany, Georgia in response to desegregate public
Dr. King is arrested in Albany at a demonstration. He is charged with
obstructing the sidewalk and parading without a permit.
Dr. King is convicted in Albany for leading the demonstration.
Dr. King is invited to join the Birmingham, Alabama protests, supporting
the Freedom Riders, who were arrested in Jackson Mississippi and sentenced
to spend forty to sixty days in Parchman Penitentiary.
Dr. King is arrested in Albany at a church prayer vigil and jailed on
charges of failure to obey a police officer, obstructing the sidewalk
and disorderly conduct.
Dr. King has a one-hour conference with President John F. Kennedy at
the White House.
Bernice Albertine, the King's fourth child is born.
Dr. King is arrested in Birmingham, Alabama during a demonstration against
segregation of eating facilities.
Dr. King writes the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" whilst imprisoned.
June Dr. King's book "Strength to Love" is published.
Dr. King delivers his "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington at the first large integrated protest march.
He later meets with President John F. Kennedy.
Dr. King is jailed in St. Augustine, Florida, whilst demonstrating for
the integration of public accommodation. June Dr. King's book "Why we
can't wait" is published.
Dr. King attends the signing of the Public Accommodations Bill, part
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Mayor Willy Brandt invites Dr. King and Reverend Ralph Abernathy to
King has an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.
Dr. King travels to Oslo, Norway, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
21st - 25th
Dr. King gives an address to the twenty five thousand marchers who have
walked from Selma to Montgomery Alabama, undergoing beatings and even
murder whilst on their journey.
Dr. King visits Chicago as the SCLC joins forces with the Co-ordinating
Council of Community Organisations.