Dr. King rents an apartment in the black ghetto of Chicago

February 23rd
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.

May 16th
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.

July 10th
Dr. King launches a campaign to encourage Chicago to become an "open city" in regards to housing.

August 5th
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?"

March 25th
Dr. King attacks the government's Vietnam policy during a speech at the Chicago Coliseum.

April 4th
Dr. King gives his "Beyond Vietnam" speech at the Riverside Church, New York City.

July 26th
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."

October 30th
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.

November 27th
Dr. 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.


March 28th
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.

April 3rd
Dr. King delivers his last speech "I've been to the Mountain Top" at the Memphis Masonic Temple.

April 4th
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 wounds.