1961

January 30th
The King's third child, Dexter Scott is born in Atlanta.

December 15th
Dr. King arrives in Albany, Georgia in response to desegregate public facilities.

December 16th
Dr. King is arrested in Albany at a demonstration. He is charged with obstructing the sidewalk and parading without a permit.

1962

February 27th
Dr. King is convicted in Albany for leading the demonstration.

May 2nd
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.

July 27th
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.

October 17th
Dr. King has a one-hour conference with President John F. Kennedy at the White House.

1963

March 28th
Bernice Albertine, the King's fourth child is born.

March - April
Dr. King is arrested in Birmingham, Alabama during a demonstration against segregation of eating facilities.

April 16th
Dr. King writes the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" whilst imprisoned. June Dr. King's book "Strength to Love" is published.

August 28th
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.

1964

May - June
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.

July 2nd
Dr. King attends the signing of the Public Accommodations Bill, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

September
Mayor Willy Brandt invites Dr. King and Reverend Ralph Abernathy to West Berlin.

September 18th

Dr. King has an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.

December 10th
Dr. King travels to Oslo, Norway, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

1965

March 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.

March 25th
Dr. King visits Chicago as the SCLC joins forces with the Co-ordinating Council of Community Organisations.