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Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

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Kelly Holmes

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

Introduction
This timeline is going to tell about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.was born on January 15,1929. He was a brave and bright man who wanted everyone to be treated fairly. Martin Luther King Jr. is a man who would help someone in need. He thought that black and white people should be able to play with each other, go to the same schools, and go to the same bathroom.
1956
In the old days black people had to sit in the back of the bus and the white people had to sit in he front. If a white person didn't have a seat, a black person had to give up there seat. However, on November 13,1956 the Supreme Court rules that bus segregation is illegal due to the victory of the bus boycott. After the Supreme Court made there verdict black and white people could sit where ever they want on the bus and no one had to give up there seat unless they want to.
1957
On January 10,1957 Martin Luther King Jr. formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to achieve civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was a amazing civil rights leader.
1960
In 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a sit in ,waiting to get some food. However, Martin Luther King Jr.was released because of John and Robert Kennedy.
Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline
1961
In 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission banned segregation in interstate travel.

1962
In 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and he went to jail during the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia movement. During the Albany, Georgia movement there was a lot of violence.Many people were hurting others.
1963
In 1963,the Birmingham campaign was launched and proves to be the turning point in the war to end segregation in the South. Segregation was probably ended because of the Children's March. The Children March was a march about how kids were tired of being treated badly. They were tired of dogs biting there clothes and being sprayed by water with a hose.
1964
In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr.
had his first rejection from the black people. To Martin Luther King Jr. it was very hurtful. This rejection took place when he was being stoned by the Black Muslims.
1966
In 1966, Martin Luther King initiates a campaign to end discrimination in housing,employment, and schools.
1967
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. announces the inception of the Poor People's Campaign. The Poor People's Campaign focuses on poor people. This campaign helps poor people get jobs and good income.
1968
In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr.
marches to support the workers of sanitation. I think it was really nice for Martin Luther King Jr. to march for the sanitation workers. I think he marched for the sanitation because he was thankful for what they had done for them.
1968
In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his
" I've Been on the Mountaintop"speech. Every word in Martin Luther King Jr. Mountaintop speech meant something to him and everyone else. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man with many different powerful words. Martin speeches also change many peoples life.
1968
In 1968, 20,00 people were arrested. In 1968, there was also 130 riots in American cities. People were arrested for trying to stand up for what they believe in. I think people got arrested because the black people were tired of being treated badly so, they decide to protest about it. They wanted to stop having to be arrested for trying to stand up for themselves.
1986
On November 2 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was official. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day people are thankful for what he has done. Also they are thankful for how Martin Luther King Jr. helped everyone be treated fairly. People go to church to honor his legacy and his meaning.
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