Dr. King rents an apartment in the black ghetto of Chicago
Dr. King meets the leader of the Black Muslims, Elijah Muhammad in Chicago.
The owner of a Chicago slum sues Dr. King for occupying the building.
Spring Dr. King helps elect black candidates during a tour of Alabama.
Dr. King reads an anti-war statement at a large Washington rally to
protest at the war in Vietnam. Dr. King agrees to serve as co-chairman
of Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam.
Dr. King launches a campaign to encourage Chicago to become an "open
city" in regards to housing.
Dr. King is stoned by angry whites during a march in the south-west
side of Chicago.
Whilst in Jamaica, Dr. King writes his book "Where do we go from here?"
Dr. King attacks the government's Vietnam policy during a speech at
the Chicago Coliseum.
Dr. King gives his "Beyond Vietnam" speech at the Riverside Church,
New York City.
Dr. King along with other prominent black leaders, appeal for the end
of the recent riots throughout the USA, "which have proved ineffective
and damaging to the civil rights cause and entire nation."
Dr. King is jailed to serve a four-day sentence along with seven other
black leaders who led marches in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 after contempt
of court convictions were upheld.
King proclaims that formation by the SCLC of a Poor People's Campaign,
with the aspiration of representing the issues and problems of poor
blacks and whites.
Dr. King leads six thousand striking protesters on a march in downtown
Memphis in support of the striking sanitation workers. Fifty people
are injured and one, sixteen year old is killed.
Dr. King delivers his last speech "I've been to the Mountain Top" at
the Memphis Masonic Temple.
Dr. King is assassinated as he stands on the balcony of the Lorraine
Motel in Memphis. He dies later in St. Joseph's Hospital from gunshot