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1 .   January 15, 1929

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was born in Atlanta, GA, on this date in 1929. Dr. King led the first mass civil rights movement in the United States.

2 .   January 15, 1975

John Lewis was awarded the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize" for 1975 on this date in 1975. At the time, Lewis was the Executive Director of the Voter Education Project (VEP).

3 .   January 16, 1986

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s bust was unveiled in the Great Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on this date in 1986.

4 .   January 17, 1987

Nearly 20 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, marchers celebrating his birthday were attacked in Forsyth County, GA, on this date in 1987.

5 .   January 20, 1986

Millions of Americans celebrated the first Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday on this date in 1986.

6 .   January 20, 1986

South African Bishop, Desmond Tutu, won the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-Violent Peace Prize" on this date in 1986.

7 .   January 24, 1987

A massive protest of some 20,000 marchers was held in Forsyth County, GA, on this date in 1987. The group protested the attack of marchers celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday one week earlier.

8 .   January 30, 1956

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home was bombed on this date in 1956. Dr. King's daughter, Yolanda Denise, Mrs. King, and a friend were in the house as the bomb was hurled onto the porch. No one was injured.

9 .   February 14, 1957

At a meeting that convened in New Orleans, LA, on this date in 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was formed with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its president.

10 .   February 25, 1948

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist, was ordained a Baptist minister on this date in 1948.

11 .   March 4, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced, on this date in 1968, that he would lead a massive civil disobedience campaign (the Poor People's Campaign) in the nation's capital to pressure the government to provide jobs and income for all Americans.

12 .   March 10, 1969

In a Memphis, TN, court, on this date in 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to killing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

13 .   March 21, 1965

The Selma Freedom March to the State Capitol in Montgomery, AL, began on this date in 1965. The march, which consisted of about 3,000 demonstrators led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pressed for voting rights. The march ended four days later.

14 .   March 23, 1971

A former aide of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, became the first non-voting Congressional delegate from the District of Columbia since the Reconstruction period on this date in 1971.

15 .   March 27, 1997

The family of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a new trial of James Earl Ray on this date in 1997. Ray, who was convicted in King's murder, died in prison in 1998.

16 .   March 28, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led 6,000 protesters in support of striking sanitation workers, through downtown Memphis, TN, on this date in 1968. One person died and 50 people were injured when disorder erupted as they were attacked by mobs and police.

17 .   April 3, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, delivered his "I've Been to the Mountain-top" speech at the Memphis Masonic Temple on this date in 1968. This was Dr. King's last public appearance before his assassination.

18 .   April 4, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was assassinated in Memphis, TN, on this date in 1968. James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder.

19 .   April 9, 1968

Funeral services were held for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this date in 1968. Memorial services were held at Morehouse College and the SCLC elected Ralph David Abernathy to succeed him.

20 .   April 16, 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist Minister and civil rights activist, wrote the Letter from the Birmingham Jail on this date in 1963. At the time, he was in jail for demonstrating.

21 .   April 27, 1927

Coretta Scott King, activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Marion, AL, on this date in 1927.

22 .   May 17, 1957

The "Prayer Pilgrimage," a large civil rights demonstration for a Voting Rights Act, was held in Washington, DC, on this date in 1957. Over 15,000 attended with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leading the chant, "Give us the ballot!"

23 .   June 8, 1968

James Earl Ray was arrested at a London airport on this date in 1968. He was charged with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and was later convicted of his murder.

24 .   June 18, 1953

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott were married in Marion, AL, on this date in 1953.

25 .   June 28, 1957

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated civil rights leader, received the 42nd NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1957 for his contributions in the "Fight for Freedom" and his leadership in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

26 .   July 1, 1899

Thomas A. Dorsey, the "Father of Gospel Music," was born in Villa Rica, GA, on this date in 1899. Dorsey wrote over 2,000 blues and gospel songs including, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," sung at Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral.

27 .   August 5, 1966

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was stoned during a Chicago, IL, march against discrimination on this date in 1966.

28 .   August 28, 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech to over 250,000 at the Lincoln Memorial during the "March on Washington" on this date in 1963.

29 .   September 20, 1958

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was stabbed in the chest while signing books in a Harlem department store on this date in 1958. The attacker, a mentally disturbed woman, was apprehended and placed under observation.

30 .   September 28, 1991

The National Civil Rights Museum officially opened on this date in 1991. The museum is at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

31 .   November 2, 1983

President Ronald Reagan signed a law designating the third Monday in January "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" on this date in 1983.

32 .   November 7, 1990

In response to the state of Arizona's refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the National Football League responded, on this date in 1990, by rescinding their plan to hold the 1993 Super Bowl in Phoenix.

33 .   November 11, 1984

Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., civil rights leader and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died on this date in 1984.

34 .   November 17, 1978

FBI Agents Charles D. Brennan and George C. Moore reportedly testified, on this date in 1978, that FBI surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was based "solely" on J. Edgar Hoover's hatred of him.

35 .   December 5, 1955

Inspired by Rosa L. Parks' refusal to give up her seat in the front of a bus to a white person, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began on this date in 1955. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader in the boycott, was elected president of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association.

36 .   December 10, 1964

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was awarded the "Nobel Peace Prize" on this date in 1964 in Oslo, Norway. At 35 years-old, Dr. King became the youngest person ever awarded this prize.

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