Use the timeline to answer the following questions.
- How old was Dr. King when he graduated from Morehouse
- How old would Martin Luther King III be now?
- How old was Martin Luther King when he was killed?
- How long was Dr. King pastor of Dexter Street Baptist
Church in Montgomery?
- How many years from his first award until he received
the Nobel Peace Prize?
- In 1955 Dr. King led a boycott of the buses in
Montgomery, AL. The boycott lasted 388 days. How many weeks
more than a year is this?
- In May 1958, Dr. King led a mass march of 37,000 to
Washington D.C. for civil rights. On August 28, 1963,
200,000 gathered again in Washington. This time it was to
hear his "I Have A Dream" speech. How many years and months
separated these events?
How many more people attended in '63 than in '58?
- In 1965, Dr. King led a march from Selma, AL to
Montgomery, AL to demand voting reforms. Use the map and
scale given to determine about how many miles this is.
Of the 600 marchers, 72 were injured (2 were killed). What
fraction of the marchers was not injured?
When the marchers arrived in Montgomery, there were 25,000
supporters singing "We Shall Overcome." What was the ration
of marchers to supporters?
- Fifteen years after Dr. King's death, President Reagan
singed a bill making the 3rd Monday in January a national
holiday to celebrate the birth and life of Dr. King. What is
the earliest date this Monday could fall on?
- When the House first voted on the holiday, it was 330
for and 90 against. What was the ratio of those against to
the whole House?
On October 19, 1983, the Senate approved the holiday 78-22.
How many more votes than the required two-thirds was this?
- The first national celebration of the holiday took place
on January 20, 1988. Including this year, how many years has
it been celebrated?
- January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta,
Georgia, to Alberta and Michael (later Martin) Luther King.
- King received a bachelor's degree in sociology from
Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
- King received a bachelor's degree from Crozer
Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. married Coretta Scott in Marion,
Alabama. They had four children together: Yolanda Denise (b.
1955), Martin Luther King III (b. 1957), Dexter (b. 1961),
Bernice Albertine (b. 1963).
- King accepted his first pastoratethe Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
- King received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston
- King led boycott on segregated city buses in Montgomery,
- King's house is bombed.
- King became the youngest recipient of the Spingarn
- King's first book, Stride Toward Freedom was
- King visited India to study the teachings of Mahatma
- King left Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to co-pastor with
his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
- King is named President of the Southern Christian
- King met with President John F. Kennedy and discussed
- April: King is jailed during protests against
desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Wrote Letters from
a Birmingham Jail.
- August: King organized the March on Washington and gave
the "I Have a Dream" speech.
- King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace
- King published Why We Can't Wait.
- Time Magazine named King "Man of the Year." He
was the first African American to receive the honor.
- King registered to vote at Hotel Albert in Selma,
Alabama and is assaulted by James George Robinson.
- King led march for voting rights for African Americans
in Selma, Alabama.
- King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl