Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

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  • King is arrested during a sit-in demonstration at Rich's department store in Atlanta. He was sentenced to four months hard labor for violation a suspended sentence he received for a 1956 traffic violation. He was released on a $2000 bond
  • October 19, 1960
  • King meets with President John F. Kennedy and urges him to issue a second Emancipation Proclamation to eliminate racial segregation.
  • October 16, 1961
  • King is arrested at an Albany, Georgia prayer vigil and jailed. After spending two weeks in jail, he is released.
  • July 27- August 10, 1962
  • During the closing session of the SCLC conference in Birmingham, Alabama, a member of the American Nazi Party assaults king, striking him twice in the face.
  • September 28, 1962
  • U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy authorizes the FBI to wiretap King's home phone.
  • October 10, 1963
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was named "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine
  • January 3, 1964
  • Time Magazine
  • Man of the Year is Martin Luther King Jr.
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