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