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January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr, born in Atlanta, Georgia
March 21 - A.D. Williams dies
August 31 - Eldridge Cleaver born
August 3 - Jesse Owens wins Olympic gold
August 8 - Johnny Dodds, prominent jazz singer, dies
October 9 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt promises equal opportunities in military
May 1 - A. Philip Randolph calls for one hundred thousand blacks to march on Washington, D.C.
May 18 - King’s grandmother dies; family moves
June 25 - President Roosevelt establishes the Fair Employment Practices Committee
June 20 - Detroit race riot erupts at Belle Isle amusement park
April 17 - King delivers the speech “The Negro and the Constitution”
April 25 - UNCF is created as the first minority higher education assistance organization
June 12 - Smith v. Allright
September 20 - King begins freshman year
October 18 - Paul Robeson wins performing arts honor
April 1 - The Supreme Court declares the white primary in Georgia unconstitutional
June 3 - The U.S. Supreme Courts rules that segregation in interstate bus travel is unconstitutional
December 5 - Truman establishes the President’s Committee on Civil Rights
October 29 - Committee on Civil Rights issues report
February 25 - King is ordained at Ebenezer Baptist Church
June 8 - King graduates from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree
July 14 - Delegates walk out of the Democratic National Convention
July 26 - Truman desegregates U.S. Armed Forces
September 14 - King enters Crozer Theological Seminary
May 16 - Briggs v. Elliot
June 5 - The U.S. Supreme court declares racially segregated facilities for graduate schools unconstitutional
August 24 - Edith Sampson becomes first black delegate to UN
May 8 - King receives Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary
July 12 - Riot erupts against Black residents in Cicero, Illinois
September 13 - King enters Boston University’s School of Theology
December 3 - Truman creates committee for federal nondiscrimination policy
January 1 - Coretta and Martin meet in Boston
March 16 - King preaches at Ebenezer’s 65th anniversary service
June 27 - Congress passes the Immigration and Naturalization Act
November 2 - King receives Alumni Achievement Award from Crozer Theological Seminary
November 10 - Supreme Court upholds ban on segregation on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
December 9 - U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing school desegregation cases
February 25 - Harold DeWolf becomes new academic advisor
June 18 - King and Coretta Scott are married
December 31 - Hulan E. Jack elected first black borough president
January 24 - King delivers trial sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama
February 28 - King delivers trial sermon at Second Baptist Church
April 14 - King accepts call to Dexter’s pastorate
May 2 - King delivers his first sermon as Dexter Avenue Baptist Church’s new minister
May 17 - The U.S. Supreme Court declares racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional
June 10 - Southern governors vow to defy the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling
July 11 - First White Citizen’s Council is created
August 7 - Charles Mahoney confirmed as delegate to the UN
September 7 - Desegregation begins in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
October 30 - Army units fully integrated
October 31 - King installed as pastor of Dexter
December 11 - Bunche begins first African-American Nobel Prize recipient
January 23 - King denounces apathy among church leaders in Birmingham NAACP talk
March 2 - Claudette Colvin arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to move to the back of the bus
March 20 - King delivers 68th anniversary sermon at Ebenezer
May 24 - The Little Rock School Board votes on a proposed timeline for desegregating public schools
June 5 - King receives a doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston University
July 1 - Benjamin Mays writes King
July 14 - Brown v. Board Ruling Impacts Bus Segregation
July 17 - King delivers the sermon “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”
July 24 - King preaches at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
August 26 - King elected to executive committee of Montgomery NAACP chapter
August 28 - Emmett Till murdered
September 21 - Emmett Till’s murderers are identified in court
October 15 - Montgomery girl refuses to yield seat
November 7 - Supreme Court that segregation in public recreational facilities is unconstitutional
November 17 - Yolanda Denise King is born.
December 1 - Rosa Parks is arrested
December 2 - Women’s Political Council calls for bus boycott in Montgomery
December 3 - Boycott leaflets distributed
December 4 - Advertiser reports boycott on front page
December 5 - Montgomery Improvement Association takes shape to coordinate boycott
December 6 - King outlines MIA’s demands
December 7 - MIA board assembles to discuss boycott
December 8 - MIA executive board meets with city officials
December 9 - Bus company cuts service to black districts
December 10 - MIA releases statement showing legality of proposals
December 11 - Dexter has seventy-eighth anniversary service
December 12 - Leaders announce carpool; boycott compared to Gandhian movement
December 13 - NAACP to take up Rosa Parks case
December 14 - Montgomery cab company issues resolution on fares
December 15 - City officials enforce 45 cent minimum fare
December 16 - VP of National City Lines meets with Montgomery officials
December 17 - King and other MIA representatives meet with white leaders
December 18 - King preaches at Dexter
December 19 - Contentious meeting culminates with King’s protest
December 21 - King thanks guest speaker
December 22 - MIA refuses to back down
December 23 - Alabama Citizens Council urges bus ridership
December 24 - Black Americans play on newly desegregated golf courses
December 25 - Montgomery ministers place ad explaining boycott
December 26 - MIA meeting held to discuss progress of boycott
December 27 - King and French request Chicago civic leaders to lobby National City Lines
December 29 - MIA holds mass meeting
December 30 - Montgomery mayor urges citizens to ride buses
January 1 - King delivers sermon at Dexter
January 2 - MIA holds mass meeting at Holt
January 3 - Montgomery bus company recommends doubling of fares
January 4 - FBI special agent sends report
January 5 - MIA holds mass meeting at St. John
January 6 - Thousands attend Citizens Council meeting
January 8 - King delivers sermon at Ebenezer
January 9 - MIA and city leaders meet for two hours
January 10 - Segregation signs removed from Alabama terminals
January 11 - Police Commissioner Sellers initiates investigation of bus boycott
January 12 - MIA board prolongs boycott indefinitely
January 14 - Reporter interviews King
January 15 - King preaches at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
January 16 - King receives threats
January 17 - Sellers claims intimidation keeping blacks from riding buses
January 18 - Proposal for reserved racial sections fails in bi-racial committee
January 19 - Article claims boycott seeks only improved segregation
January 21 - King announces that the Montgomery bus boycott is still on
January 22 - MIA denies report that boycott has ended
January 23 - King receives vote of confidence from MIA
January 24 - Mayor urges whites to stop driving black workers
January 26 - King arrested and jailed for speeding
January 27 - King receives a threatening phone call
January 28 - King fined for speeding
January 29 - King speaks at Dexter
January 30 - King’s house is bombed
January 31 - King and four other leaders meet with Alabama governor.
February 1 - Gray files petition for Browder v. Gayle case
February 2 - Reese withdraws from suit
February 5 - King preaches at Dexter
February 6 - Students riot at the University of Alabama
February 7 - King responds to Montgomery Advertiser report
February 8 - MIA executive board meets
February 9 - Meany urges FBI investigation in Alabama
February 10 - Eleven thousand attend Citizens’ Council rally
February 11 - King arrives in Chicago
February 12 - King preaches in Chicago
February 13 - Judge directs grand jury to determine if boycott is legal
February 14 - King predicts several MIA leaders will be indicted
February 16 - King returns to Montgomery
February 18 - Grand Jury charges Gary with unlawful appearance
February 19 - King speaks at Fisk University
February 20 - Proposal does not meet MIA demands
February 21 - King is arrested for violating anti-boycotting laws in Montgomery, Alabama
February 21 - Montgomery grand jury indicts King
February 22 - Boycott leaders indicted and released on bail
February 23 - King pleads guilty to speeding charge
February 24 - MIA leaders plead not guilty to boycott-related charges
February 26 - Boycott continues
February 29 - MIA leaders forego trial by jury
March 1 - Gray files bill of demurrer in Montgomery Circuit Court
March 5 - King speaks at MIA meeting
March 6 - Alabama legislators introduce racial segregation bills
March 7 - King meets with Rustin and Worthy
March 8 - Gray and Langford amend Browder v. Gayle
March 11 - Kelly Miller Smith is Youth Day speaker
March 12 - Members of Congress issue “Southern Manifesto”
March 13 - Alabama governor urges boycott settlement
March 14 - Eisenhower calls for bi-racial meeting of southern leaders
March 18 - King preaches “When Peace Becomes Obnoxious” at Dexter
March 19 - King writes a letter of thanks to W. E. B. Du Bois
March 20 - Prosecution continues case against King.
March 21 - Eisenhower calls for moderation on both sides
March 22 - King is convicted of leading an illegal boycott
March 23 - Appeal process for King begins
March 25 - King addresses congregation of 2,500 at New York rally
March 27 - Alabama Attorney General files motion to dismiss Browder suit
March 28 - National Deliverance Day of Prayer supports MIA
March 29 - Louisville Defender publishes King sermon
March 30 - King announces block-by-block voter registration campaign
April 1 - King preaches at Dexter
April 2 - Montgomery commissioners deny request for black-operated bus company
April 3 - Montgomery buses reduce service
April 11 - Chicago NAACP sponsors rally
April 14 - King criticizes Faulkner’s call for gradualism in the South.
April 16 - King delivers opening remarks at MIA meeting
April 17 - Black citizens in Capetown launch boycott
April 20 - King speaks at Detroit’s Bethel AME Church
April 22 - King gives Youth Day sermon
April 23 - Supreme Court affirms appellate court’s ruling on bus segregation
April 24 - Montgomery mayor refuses to enforce Supreme Court’s ruling
April 25 - National City Lines announces support for drivers
April 26 - Unanimous vote to continue boycott
April 27 - Meeting fails to produce solution
April 29 - King preaches the Sunday service at Dexter
April 30 - King delivers opening remarks at MIA mass meeting
May 1 - City officials ask court for injunction against bus company
May 2 - Attorneys request dismissal of city’s bill of complaint against the bus company.
May 9 - Circuit Court Judge rules segregation laws constitutional
May 10 - MIA assesses community interest in MIA bank
May 11 - District Court hears Browder v. Gayle case
May 12 - District Court hearing of Browder case ends
May 13 - King delivers Mother’s Day sermon at Dexter
May 14 - Eleanor Roosevelt writes about meeting Rosa Parks
May 15 - King receives recognition from Stiles Hall University YMCA
May 16 - Boycott continues
May 17 - King speaks at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund banquet
May 18 - Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice honors King
May 19 - King announces plans for an African-American bank.
May 20 - King gives Youth Emphasis Day sermon in Pittsburgh.
May 24 - Twenty thousand attend civil rights rally at Madison Square Garden
May 26 - Parks addresses National Council of Negro Women
May 27 - King preaches at Ebenezer
May 28 - Florida A&M students launch bus boycott
May 29 - Florida A&M bus boycott spreads to Tallahassee
May 30 - Bus boycott in Tallahassee gains momentum
May 31 - King offers “Recommendations” at MIA meeting
June 1 - Alabama bans NAACP
June 4 - Tallahassee City Transit suspends service in black districts
June 5 - U.S. District Court panel rules on Browder v Gayle case
June 6 - Kings and Abernathys leave Montgomery for vacation
June 10 - King preaches in Los Angeles
June 11 - NAACP announces plans to challenge injunction
June 12 - MIA denies charges by Fields
June 17 - Bell Street congregation votes to remove Fields
June 18 - Fields retracts allegations about MIA
June 19 - The U.S. District Court rules that segregation on Montgomery buses violates the 14th Amendment
June 21 - City commission to appeal to Supreme Court
June 23 - MIA releases first issue of newsletter
June 26 - King proposes student boycott
June 27 - King addresses forty-seventh annual NAACP convention
June 28 - Alabama asks Supreme Court to reverse district court’s decision
June 29 - Bus company lays off 21 drivers
June 30 - King returns from San Francisco
July 1 - King recieves Honorable Merit Award
July 3 - King receives citation
July 8 - President of Virginia Union University speaks at Dexter
July 11 - White policeman refuses passage to King
July 12 - Attorney General subpoenas King
July 17 - King attends workshop at Tuskegee Institute
July 18 - King attends workshop at Tuskegee Institute
July 20 - King addresses an NAACP mass meeting in Washington, D.C.
July 22 - King is guest speaker at New Hope Baptist Church
July 23 - King speaks at the American Baptist Assembly
July 25 - Judge fines Alabama NAACP
July 26 - MIA board agrees to wait for full Supreme Court to convene on Browder case
August 3 - King’s speech published in major magazine
August 5 - King speaks in Ontario
August 7 - King speaks in Cleveland
August 11 - King testifies before Democratic National Convention then speaks in Buffalo and receives award
August 12 - Jack speaks about Gandhi at Dexter
August 13 - Alabama Supreme Court denies Alabama NAACP’s request
August 23 - King addresses ACHR
August 25 - The home of Robert Graetz is bombed
August 27 - Black Montgomery civic organizations ask Eisenhower for federal investigation
August 28 - King preaches in Birmingham
August 29 - Boycott continues
August 30 - Riots after enrollment of African-American high school children in Texas
August 31 - Boycott continues.
September 7 - King attends National Baptist Convention
September 8 - Insurance policies on 17 station wagons canceled
September 9 - King preaches in Denver
September 12 - King accepts award
September 13 - King presides at MIA executive board meeting.
September 17 - King speaks at mass meeting
September 18 - MIA executive board agrees to seek federal protection
September 25 - MIA committee meets to consider how to reconcile with white community
September 27 - King denied service in Atlanta restaurant
September 30 - Coretta Scott King gives a concert at Dexter.
October 1 - MIA holds mass meeting including training in nonviolence
October 5 - King addresses NAACP convention
October 15 - King speaks in Durham, North Carolina.
October 16 - King travels to New York
October 17 - Boycott continues
October 18 - King gives speech in Pennsylvania
October 19 - Coretta Scott King gives a concert
October 20 - Tallahassee citizens convicted for aiding boycotters
October 21 - King preaches at Dexter
October 28 - King delivers speech in Boston
October 29 - King announces boycott will continue due to possible court injunction against carpool
November 1 - Boycott leaders petition District Court to block injunction
November 2 - MIA petition refused
November 4 - King preaches at Dexter
November 5 - Mass meeting held at First Baptist Church
November 14 - Carpool injunction upheld, boycott voted to continue until court mandate arrives
November 15 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that bus segregation laws are unconstitutional
November 17 - Marshall asks Justice Hugo Black to expedite Supreme Court order
November 18 - King delivers Men’s Day sermon
November 19 - King speaks at MIA mass meeting.
December 1 - Liberation publishes “We Are Still Walking”
December 3 - King delivers opening address at week-long MIA institute
December 4 - King speaks
December 5 - King presides over MIA seminar on anniversary of boycott
December 6 - King attends Alpha Phi Alpha executive board meeting
December 7 - King recieves achievement award
December 9 - King presides at closing meeting of MIA’s Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change
December 10 - US Attorney General calls for “voluntary compliance” with Supreme Court’s ruling
December 11 - King speaks for the United Negro College Fund
December 15 - King speaks at meeting of the National Committee for Rural Schools in New York
December 17 - Supreme Court rejects final appeal
December 19 - Leaflets urge black community to rebel against leaders
December 20 - Bus boycott comes to end
December 21 - Montgomery City Lines resumes full bus service
December 23 - King’s home attacked in the aftermath of bus desegregation
December 24 - Black woman beaten at bus stop
December 25 - Shuttlesworth’s home bombed
December 26 - Snipers target buses in Montgomery, Birmingham attempts to desegregate buses
December 28 - Pregnant black resident shot while riding bus
December 29 - City halts after-dark bus service after shootings
December 31 - Sniper attacks continue
January 10 - Racists bomb black churches in Montgomery
January 11 - SCLC is founded
January 23 - Black resident of Montgomery forced by Klan to jump to his death from bridge
February 14 - King is elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
February 18 - King is honored on Time Magazine cover
March 6 - King celebrates Ghana’s independence from Great Britain
April 7 - King Jr.’s sermon “The Birth of a New Nation” delivered in Montgomery, Alabama
May 17 - King addresses crowd of twenty thousand at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
July 18 - King delivers opening prayer for that evening’s revival during Billy Graham’s ten-week evangelical
August 29 - Civil Rights Act of 1957 signed
September 4 - Arkansas National Guard prevents black students from entering school
September 23 - Little Rock nine enter high school
September 25 - King applauds President Eisenhower’s decision to send federal troops to Little Rock
October 2 - King delivers speech at workers’ conference
October 10 - King speaks for United Negro College Fund
October 23 - Martin Luther King III is born
October 27 - King welcomed home by MIA
November 7 - King preaches “Loving Your Enemies”
December 27 - King honored by Cotillion Society
December 29 - King preaches in Philadelphia
January 28 - Congressman Powell charges President Eisenhower with indifference to civil rights
May 27 - Ernest Green becomes the first African-American to graduate from Little Rock Central High School
June 23 - King meets with Eisenhower
June 29 - Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth’s Bethel Street Baptist Church is bombed
July 19 - Lunch counter sit-ins begin in Wichita, Kansas
September 3 - King is arrested for loitering
September 5 - King is convicted of disobeying a police order
September 17 - King’s first book is published
September 20 - King is stabbed in Harlem department store
October 3 - King is released from hospital after near-fatal stabbing
October 14 - D.C. Bar Association accepts black members
October 24 - King returns to Montgomery to continue recuperation from stabbing
October 25 - Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington
January 18 - King delivers the sermon “The Blinding Power of Sin”
February 3 - King goes to India
February 9 - King arrives in Bombay, India
February 10 - King party has dinner with Prime Minister Nehru
February 22 - King visits Cape Cormorin, India
March 1 - In India, King visits Sabarmati Ashram
March 10 - King party departs from India to visit Jerusalem and Cairo
March 29 - King preaches at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
May 19 - Public access to the Atlanta Public Library is integrated
July 16 - ABC-TV airs “The Hate that Hate Produced”
July 22 - King speaks at the First Southwide Institute for Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation
October 8 - King preaches at D.C. church’s Men’s Day
October 11 - King meets with SCLC leaders in preparation for conference
October 12 - King speaks at Louisiana rally
December 6 - King presides over institute on nonviolence
December 8 - King convenes meeting, delivers sermon at church rally
December 28 - King and Wilkins plans for voter registration campaign
January 11 - Georgia Governor withholds education funding
February 1 - The Greensboro Four sit at a Woolworth’s lunch counter reserved for white customers
February 9 - Bomb explodes at home of Carlotta Walls
February 17 - King is arrested and charged with falsifying his 1956 and 1958 Alabama state income tax returns
February 27 - 82 protesters arrested in protest against segregated Nashville stores
February 29 - Alabama Governor warns students at state capitol protest
March 1 - Students stage protest against segregation at Montgomery capitol building
March 2 - 60 students arrested at Nashville bus station protest
March 6 - 800 African-Americans march toward Alabama state capitol building
March 15 - Committee on Appeal for Human Rights holds first sit-in
March 16 - San Antonio integrates lunch counters
March 30 - Marshall police break up lunch counter sit-in
April 15 - King speaks at founding conference of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
April 19 - The home of African-American lawyer and city councilman Z. Alexander Looby is bombed
April 24 - A major race riot develops when black citizens visit the whites-only section of Biloxi Beach
April 25 - Tennessee’s federal court removes restrictions on black voting
April 26 - Reverend Theodore Roosevelt Thompson stages a one-man sit-in in Dallas
May 6 - President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960
May 10 - Nashville stores desegregate lunch counters
May 28 - King is acquitted of tax evasion by an all-white jury in Montgomery, Alabama
June 9 - King and Randolph announce plans for the March on the Conventions Movement for Freedom Now
June 23 - King discusses civil rights with presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy
July 7 - King’s remarks at the Democratic Party Platform Committee are read by L. B. Thompson
July 10 - Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph lead protest against Democratic party in Los Angeles
July 25 - Greensboro lunch counters desegregated
July 28 - King advocates political nonpartisanship
July 31 - Elijah Muhammad calls for establishment of all-black state
October 17 - Woolworth, Grant, Kress, and McCrory-McClellan integrate lunch counters
October 19 - King is arrested at Atlanta sit-in
October 26 - Robert Kennedy calls Georgia Governor S. Ernest Vandiver and Judge Oscar Mitchell seeking King’s re
October 27 - King is released from Reidsville, Georgia, state prison
November 1 - King applauds Senator Kennedy for support
November 8 - Kennedy wins close Presidential election, receiving strong support from black voters
November 14 - Ruby Nell Bridges becomes first African-American child to attend William Frantz Elementary School
November 16 - New Orleans demonstrators protest against school integration
December 5 - U.S. Supreme Court rules segregation in interstate bus terminal restaurants unconstitutional
December 13 - English Avenue Elementary School bombed
December 30 - King speaks on sit-ins in Chattanooga
January 3 - African-American Adam Clayton, Jr. becomes chairman of House Education and Labor Committee
January 9 - Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes integrate University of Georgia
January 12 - President Eisenhower says discrimination is morally wrong
January 28 - Malcolm X meets with Ku Klux Klan regarding a separate nation for black Muslims
January 30 - King’s third child, Dexter Scott, is born
February 6 - Rock Hill demonstrators arrested; decide to remain in jail
February 11 - Robert Clifton Weaver sworn in as director of the U.S. Housing and Home Finance Agency
March 6 - President John F. Kennedy establishes President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity
March 7 - Atlanta city officials agree to integrate lunch counters
March 28 - Police clear out 100 black demonstrators from Jacson courthouse
May 4 - The Freedom Riders leave Washington, D.C. to challenge segregated travel facilities in the South
May 14 - Bus carrying Freedom Riders is fire-bombed on Mother’s Day near Anniston, Alabama
May 17 - Nashville Freedom Riders arrested while waiting for buses in Birmingham
May 20 - Freedom Riders beaten in Montgomery
May 21 - After the first group of Freedom Riders is assaulted in Alabama, King addresses a mass rally in Mont
May 24 - Freedom Riders leave Montgomery, arrive in Jackson and arrested
June 16 - Civil rights organizers meet with U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy
August 9 - James Parsons appointed to federal bench
September 22 - Segregation is banned at interstate travel facilities
December 15 - King arrives in Albany in response to telegram
December 16 - King is arrested with more than 700 Albany protesters
December 18 - Albany city leaders negotiate settlement
January 19 - Protestors force Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to temporarily shut down
January 23 - CORE launches sit-ins against segregation at University of Chicago campus
March 16 - Four students stage sit-in at office of U.S. Attornery General Robert Kennedy
March 26 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that Tennnessee must abide by the U.S. Constitution
March 27 - King writes to Robert Kennedy about Greenville, Miss.
April 3 - Department of Defense orders that military reserve units integrate
April 21 - Agreement is made to end discriminatory hiring practices in Augusta, Georgia supermarkets
July 10 - Ralph Abernathy and King are found guilty of “parading without a license”
July 12 - King leaves jail after his fine is paid by unidentified person
July 21 - King announces the continuation of demonstrations in Albany
July 23 - Jackie Robinson is inducted into the Hall of Fame
July 25 - King calls for Day of Penance to atone for violence
July 27 - Albany city hall prayer vigil ends in arrest
August 10 - King leaves jail in Albany, Georgia, and agrees to halt demonstrations
August 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. released from jail in Albany
August 29 - Goode becomes first black news correspondent
September 10 - James Meredith enrolls at the University of Mississippi
September 11 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed by Senate for US Court of Appeals
September 26 - James Meredith’s is denied entry into the University of Mississippi
January 1 - King addresses Emancipation Day Rally in Oakland
January 2 - King meets with local Oakland ministers
January 3 - King proposes Dorchester planning meeting
January 4 - King addresses Dallas rally
January 6 - King preaches sermon at Ebenezer
January 8 - King participates in an Emancipation Proclamation celebration in Chicago with Duke Ellington
January 9 - King in Atlanta awaiting arrival of Dorchester participants
January 10 - Day 1 of Dorchester planning meetings
January 11 - Day 2 of Dorchester planning meetings
January 12 - King returns to Atlanta following Dorchester meeting
January 13 - Federal troops arrive in Birmingham
January 14 - A coalition of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish delegates meets in Chicago
January 16 - King addresses local press during conference
January 17 - King speaks at NCRR and later that evening in a Newark temple
January 18 - King speaks at Springfield, NJ temple
January 19 - King talks with the Kennedys
January 20 - King preaches at EBC
January 23 - SCLC holds executive staff meeting in Atlanta
January 24 - King criticizes Kennedy and goes to Birmingham
January 26 - King appears on talk show in Chicago
January 27 - King preaches at Chicago church
January 28 - Harvey Gantt becomes first black student at Clemson University
January 29 - King presides at Ebenezer church meeting
January 31 - James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” published
February 3 - King delivers “The Problem of Unanswered Prayer” at Ebenezer
February 4 - King arrives in Boston
February 5 - King speaks at Groton School and the American Jewish Congress
February 6 - King meets with Ford Foundation representative Heald in New York and rejects visit to White House
February 8 - King speaks at fund raising dinner
February 9 - King speaks at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
February 10 - King speaks at two New York churches
February 11 - King addresses Lexington Civil Rights Committee in Massachusetts
February 12 - King in Jamaica
February 15 - King appeals for staple goods for Mississippi Delta natives
February 25 - U.S. Supreme Court upholds right to hold public demonstrations in Edwards v. South Carolina
February 26 - King has appearances in New York
February 28 - President Kennedy proposes civil rights reforms to Congress
March 3 - King preaches at Ebenezer, New Pilgrim Baptist
March 4 - King meets with Western Electric Company representative and speaks at West Hunter Street Baptist Chu
March 6 - King participates in Operation Bread Basket protest
March 7 - King criticizes Albany government, attends LA WCLC installation rally
March 8 - King joins WCLC discussion, and attends rally
March 10 - King preaches at Ebenezer
March 13 - King speaks at Albion College in Michigan
March 14 - King speaks in Detroit and later in Windsor, Ontario
March 17 - Ebenezer celebrates 76th anniversary
March 24 - King addresses Ford Hall Forum in Boston
March 25 - King delivers speech at University of Virginia
March 26 - King speaks in Danville, Va. and later attends Philadelphia Quaker event
March 27 - King arrives in Atlanta to prepare for the birth of his fourth child. 
March 28 - Bernice Albertine King is born
March 29 - King returns to Birmingham
March 31 - King preaches at Ebenezer
April 2 - Albert Boutwell wins runoff election over “Bull” Connor for Birmingham mayor
April 3 - SCLC and Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights launch Birmingham protest campaign
April 4 - King gives a press conference to Birmingham residents and and speaks at the evening mass meeting.
April 5 - King speaks at mass meeting
April 6 - Civil rights demonstrators stage a prayer protest in Birmingham
April 7 - Dozens of marchers are arrested in Birmingham
April 8 - King asks local pastors for support
April 9 - King asks local professionals for support
April 10 - King declares marching plans, gets injunction against him
April 11 - King gives press conference with Shuttlesworth
April 12 - King and Abernathy are arrested in Birmingham, Alabama
April 13 - King placed in solitary confinement
April 14 - A.D. King arrested after leading marchers to city jail
April 15 - President Kennedy calls Coretta Scott King expressing concern for her jailed husband
April 16 - King writes letter of response while in Birmingham jail
April 17 - King continues with his letter
April 18 - Coretta King, Juanita Abernathy visit jail
April 20 - King and Abernathy are released
April 21 - King delivers sermon at Ebenezer
April 22 - King appears in Birmingham court
April 24 - King gets youth volunteers
April 25 - King meets with local white ministers
April 26 - King found guilty, speaks at mass meeting
April 28 - King preaches at First Baptist Church in Little Rock
April 29 - Racial segregation in courtrooms is declared unconstitutional
April 30 - King attends board meeting in Memphis
May 1 - King returns to Birmingham for new demonstrations
May 2 - The Children’s Crusade begins in Birmingham
May 3 - Hundreds of black children gather at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church for second march
May 4 - U.S. Justice Department official Burke Marshall mediates between SCLC and Birmingham city officials
May 5 - King delivers Birmingham version of ‘’Paul’s Letter to American Christians’’ at EBC
May 6 - King meets with Marshall, addresses three mass meetings, and visits jailed student protesters.
May 7 - King gives a press conference in Birmingham, meets with bussinessmen.
May 8 - Protest leaders suspend mass demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama
May 9 - King criticizes lack of Federal intervention, reaches agreement on 3 movement demands
May 10 - An agreement between the Birmingham Senior Citizens Council and SCLC leadership is announced
May 11 - Two bombs explode in Birmingham after tentative desegregation settlement is reached
May 12 - King speaks at Mother’s Day EBC, New Pilgrim Baptist Church
May 13 - King urges blacks to stay nonviolent
May 14 - King goes to Cleveland
May 15 - Alabama court delays King’s jail sentence
May 16 - King found guilty of violating city injunction
May 17 - King announces B’ham threats of violence, flies to Chicago to give a speech
May 18 - King stays in Chicago
May 19 - King speaks at First Methodist Church in Evanston
May 20 - The U.S. Supreme court finds segregation ordinances unconstitutional, making sit-ins legal
May 22 - Hundreds of students greet King at St. James Baptist Church
May 24 - King goes to LA
May 25 - King stays in LA
May 26 - King addresses LA UAW
May 27 - King speaks at Chicago benefit for SCLC and meets Mayor Daley.
May 28 - King goes to St Louis
May 29 - King goes to Louisville
May 30 - King goes to Charlotte, requests audience with Kennedys
June 1 - Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes first black sudents to graduate from University of Georgia
June 2 - King delivers “The Religion Of The Dawn” at EBC
June 3 - King gives commencement at Greenboro
June 4 - King requests inquiry into Atlantic Steel hiring practices
June 5 - King flies to Fort Wayne and New York
June 6 - King meets with Levison
June 7 - King is in Birmingham
June 9 - King speaks at West Hunter Baptist Church
June 10 - King criticizes Kennedy, talks over phone with advisors
June 11 - President Kennedy announces new civil rights proposal
June 12 - Assassin kills NAACP leader Medgar Evers
June 13 - King turns down Kennedy invitation
June 14 - King attends dinner
June 15 - King attends Evers funeral
June 16 - King visits Keuka College, Quinn Chapel in New York
June 17 - King accepts board position on Religion and Race Commission
June 18 - Boston students protest for civil rights
June 19 - President Kennedy submits civil rights bill to Congress
June 20 - King speaks at ACMHR meeting
June 21 - King speaks at Gadsden rally
June 22 - President Kennedy meets with King, Wilkins, Randolph and other civil rights leaders
June 23 - 125,000 march in protest of discrimination in Detroit
June 24 - King meets with New York advisers about Levison/O’Dell
June 27 - King gives interview with LOOK Magazine
June 28 - King speaks at the First Baptist Church in Suffolk
June 29 - King gives a talk at Rutgers University
June 30 - Eggs thrown at King at NY evening service
July 2 - King meets in Roosevelt Hotel
July 3 - King accepts O’Dell resignation, set March date
July 5 - King appears on Press Conference USA
July 7 - King delivers Remember Who You Are at EBC
July 8 - King sends telegram to LBJ about St. Augustine
July 9 - King meets with March planning committee again
July 10 - King speaks at mass meeting in Birmingham
July 11 - King visits Danville
July 12 - King tapes For Freedom Now interview with other leaders
July 13 - King denies Communist ties
July 14 - King delivers Sinner Who Stayed at Home at EBC
July 15 - King urges faith in nonviolence in Birmingham mass meeting
July 16 - King speaks at UN conference on Apartheid
July 21 - King delivers Our Lord’s Temptations at EBC
July 22 - King issues ‘Call to Action’
July 25 - King denies Atlanta Constitution story, officially announces O’Dell’s resignation
July 28 - King speaks in Norfolk, Va. .
July 29 - King asks for 1000 volunteers at Birmingham mass meeting
August 4 - King delivers Making It In on Broken Pieces at EBC
August 5 - King participates in interracial Birmingham variety show
August 8 - King goes to New York for 10-day vacation with family
August 9 - King attends emergency planning meeting
August 10 - King overheard commenting on Rustin by FBI wiretap
August 16 - King denies more Communist allegations
August 17 - King flies to Chicago
August 18 - James Meredith graduates from the University of Mississippi
August 20 - King attends SCLC event in Atlanta
August 21 - King delivers Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution at Chicago
August 22 - King and Roy Wilkins make guest appearance on Meet the Press
August 23 - King, others ask for discipline
August 25 - King addresses Polo Grounds rally
August 26 - King declares Boyte special assistant in press release
August 27 - King flies to Chicago, goes to DC for March preparation
August 28 - March on Washington
August 28 - King addresses the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 29 - King declares direct action campaign
September 1 - King delivers Go Forward, likely at EBC?
September 3 - King meets with Crozer Seminary President
September 5 - King attends Dorchester planning meeting
September 6 - King gives remarks at Progressive National Baptist Convention in Detroit
September 7 - King in Richmond to settle hotel dispute
September 8 - King attends private gathering at Jackie Robinson’s house
September 12 - King talks with Jones about money concerning I Have a Dream
September 15 - Dynamite blast kills four black girls in Birmingham, Alabama
September 16 - King urges nonviolence repeatedy in Birmingham
September 17 - King blames Wallace in interview for violence
September 18 - King delivers eulogy for three of the four girls killed by a bomb blast in Birmingham
September 18 - King delivers “Eulogy for the Martyred Children”
September 19 - King and other civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy
September 20 - King speaks at Congregation Temple Israel in STL
September 22 - King preaches at EBC
September 24 - King attends board meeting at SCLC convention
September 25 - Discussions continue in convention
September 26 - King concludes board discussions, attends night activities
September 27 - King delivers closing speech at Richmond SCLC conference
September 29 - White students withdraw rather than integrate high school
September 30 - King backs down from immediate demonstrations in Birmingham
October 4 - King meets with civil rights leaders
October 5 - King attends concert, meets with Stanley Levison
October 6 - King calls for federal investigation in New Orleans
October 7 - King makes demands, threatens demonstrations in Birmingham
October 14 - King returns to Birmingham
October 15 - King speaks in Birmingham, heads to Selma
October 17 - King speaks at Cobo Hall
October 18 - King delivers Facing the Challenge of a New Age at South Bend
October 20 - King speaks at Mount Holyoke, Wesleyan Colleges
October 21 - Birmingham activists vote in favor of demonstrations
October 22 - Chicago students protest de facto segregation
October 23 - King heads to New York to speak at District 65 Union
October 24 - King stops by Baltimore
October 27 - King attends groundbreaking ceremony at Philadelphia
November 1 - King attends pre-Thanksgiving service meeting
November 3 - King preaches Dry Bones at EBC
November 4 - King stays in Birmingham overnight
November 5 - King invited to two-day nonviolence conference
November 6 - King delivers lecture at end of two-day nonviolence conference
November 7 - Over 70,000 disenfranchised black citizens participate in Freedom Ballot in Mississippi
November 9 - King recieves St. Francis Peace Medal award
November 10 - Malcolm X delivers ?A Message to the Grass Roots? in Detroit
November 11 - King speaks at 2nd annual Albany Movement Occasion
November 13 - King appears before Selma jury, goes to Cleveland
November 14 - King appears at Oberlin, unable to speak due to flu
November 15 - King cancels appearance to Adams’s party
November 17 - King gives anniversary sermon at Mt. Olivet in New York
November 19 - King receives award, gives message at New York, meets up with Levison
November 20 - King flies to Chicago to give another address
November 21 - King flies over to Danville
November 22 - President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas
November 23 - King grants NBC interview about Kennedy Assassination
November 24 - King publishes essay, gives speech in Washington
November 25 - King attends Kennedy funeral, talks to LBJ
November 26 - King gives speech in New York, warned of Communist connections
November 28 - King gives Thanksgiving sermon
November 29 - King grants interview to Ph. D student
December 1 - King attends Mahalia Jackson concert in Atlanta
December 2 - King speaks as Western Michigan University
December 3 - King talks with President Johnson, then heads to New York
December 5 - King talks to Rustin from Atlanta
December 8 - King speaks at EBC, Montgomery
December 12 - King speaks at Franklin and Marshall College
December 15 - King speaks at 4000-person rally in Atlanta park
December 18 - King speaks at Western Michigan
December 19 - King speaks at a fundraiser in Baltimore
December 22 - King preaches at Ebenezer, stays there
December 23 - King receives telephone call from President
December 27 - King evaluates Johnson in newspaper article draft
December 29 - King may have spoke at Farband Labor Zionist Order convention
December 30 - King receives congratulation letters for Time Man of the Year Award
January 3 - Martin Luther King named Time’s “Man of the Year”
January 13 - Louisiana ballot law invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court
January 17 - Dick Gregory and SNCC lead Atlanta protests against segregation
January 18 - King meets with President Lyndon Johnson
January 21 - Carl Rowan named director of the U.S. Information Agency
January 23 - Congress ratifies the 24th Amendment banning poll taxes
January 27 - Atlanta demonstrators arrested after confrontation with Klan
January 29 - Cleveland protesters demand integration of city’s schools
January 31 - Louis Allen is shot to death near McComb, Mississippi
February 3 - Thousands protest racial imbalances in New York City schools
February 4 - Austin T. Walden becomes first black judge in Georgia in 20th century
February 9 - Segregation violence prompts invitation to SCLC
February 11 - 19,000 students boycott school in Cincinnati protest
February 13 - Richard Nixon criticizes the tactics of civil rights leaders
February 26 - Maryland State College students demonstrate for civil rights; dispersed by state troopers
March 5 - Martin Luther King leads 10,000 in support of Kentucky state public accommodations law
March 8 - Malcolm X Leaves the Nation of Islam
March 23 - Violence erupts in Jacksonville after a black woman is shot and killed
March 24 - Amiri Baraka’s play Dutchman opens in New York City
March 26 - King meets Malcolm X
April 3 - Malcom X delivers “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech
April 7 - Louis Allen is murdered near Liberty, Mississippi
April 13 - Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American to win an Oscar in a leading role
April 20 - Black students in Cleveland boycott school in protest
April 22 - CORE members demonstrate at the NY World’s Fair
April 26 - SNCC members found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)
May 25 - The U.S. Supreme Court finds the closing of Prince Edward public schools to be unconstitutional
May 26 - King appeals for outside assistance in St. Augustine, Florida
June 5 - King’s book Why Can’t We Wait is published
June 11 - King is arrested for demanding service at a white-only restaurant
June 18 - Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy arrested for protesting segregation at Monson Motor Lodge
June 21 - Three civil rights workers are reported missing in Mississippi
June 25 - Hundreds of whites attack antisegregation march in St. Augustine
June 28 - Malcolm X cofounds the Organization of Afro-American Unity
June 30 - Malcolm X offers to send troops to King’s aid in St. Augustine
July 2 - King attends the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
July 8 - Arnold Aronson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights writes King
July 16 - King opposes nomination of Senator Barry Goldwater by Republicans
July 21 - King arrives in Mississippi to assist civil rights effort
August 4 - The bodies of three missing civil rights workers are found in Mississippi
August 20 - President Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act
August 22 - King testifies at Democratic convention on behalf of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
September 8 - Public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, reopen
October 4 - Free Speech Movement begins at Univeristy California Berkeley
October 9 - Klan member agrees to testify in the murder of Shwerner, Chaney, and Goodman
November 3 - Lydon Johnson wins the 1964 Presidential election
December 10 - King Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 14 - Discrimination struck down in privately owned hotels
January 19 - Sixty-two voting rights protesters arrested at Dallas County courthouse in Selma, Alabama
January 22 - Black man shot to death in Hinds County, Mississippi jail after arrest on indecency charges
January 27 - Integrated dinner in Atlanta honors King
February 1 - King is jailed with more than two hundred others after voting rights march in Selma, Alabama
February 4 - Federal judge outlaws Selma’s voter registration test
February 5 - Coretta Scott King meets with Malcolm X in Selma, Alabama
February 9 - Martin Luther King meets with President Johnson regarding voters’ rights
February 10 - Sheriff Jim Clark and his officers impel more than 150 black protesters on forced march
February 16 - Police and FBI arrest three members of the Black Liberation Front and woman for various plots
February 18 - Black protester Jimmie Lee Jackson shot in Marion, Alabama
February 21 - Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlem
February 26 - Jimmie Lee Jackson dies after being shot by police
March 3 - King speaks at funeral of Jimmy Lee Jackson
March 5 - King and Johnson meet to discuss voting rights act
March 7 - Voting rights marchers are beaten at Edmund Pettus Bridge
March 9 - King leads second attempt at a voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
March 10 - Federal panel rules that Virginia tuition grants cannot be used to fund segregated private schools
March 11 - Rev. James Reeb Dies
March 13 - President Johnson denounces the brutality in Alabama in a meeting with governor George Wallace
March 14 - Nuns of the New York Archdiocese protest against injustices in Selma, Alabama
March 15 - President Johnson addresses Congress in support of a Voting Rights Bill
March 16 - Mounted police attack demonstrators in Montgomery
March 17 - Federal Judge Frank M. Johnson rules demonstrators can march
March 20 - President Johnson federalizes the Alabama National Guard to oversee Selma to Montgomery march
March 21 - Selma Marchers cross Pettus Bridge
March 25 - Selma to Montgomery March
March 30 - King attends funeral rites for Viola Liuzzo
April 25 - Segregationist Lester Maddox leads 2,000 in march
July 3 - King publishes an article in the New York Amsterdam News
July 4 - King preaches “The American Dream”
July 5 - King sends a cablegram to FOR executive director Alfred Hassler in Saigon
July 17 - King arrives in Los Angeles at the invitation of local groups
July 26 - King leads march to Chicago City Hall and addresses a rally
August 6 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law
August 11 - Massive rioting begins in Watts
August 12 - King calls for halt to U.S. Bombing of North Vietnam
December 4 - President Johnson prohibits discrimination in federal aid
January 7 - King announces the start of the Chicago Campaign
January 16 - King applaudes antiwar stance of SNCC activist Julian Bond
February 11 - Kick-off meeting for Operation Breadbasket
June 5 - King preaches “Guidelines for a Constructive Church”
June 6 - James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, is wounded
June 7 - King, McKissick and Carmichael continue the “Meredith March Against Fear”
June 16 - Stokely Carmichael ignites controvery by using the phrase “black power”
June 26 - March Against Fear
July 6 - Vice President Hubert Humphrey writes King
July 10 - King leads thousands of protestors from a rally at Soldier’s Field to Chicago’s City Hall
July 15 - Mayor Richard Daley and King announce new programs and initiatives for Chicago blacks
August 5 - Angry whites attack civil rights march through Chicago’s southwest side
August 26 - King arranges “Summit Agreement” with Major R. Daley and other Chicago leaders
September 12 - Black students attacked at integrated school
October 6 - 100th civil rights march in Grenada, Mississippi
October 24 - Demonstrators in Grenada, Mississippi protest harassment
February 25 - King delivers the speech “The Casualties of the War in Vietnam”
April 4 - King delivers his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church
April 9 - King preaches “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life”
May 22 - At an SCLC staff retreat King calls for a radical redistribution of economic and political power
June 11 - King preaches “A Knock at Midnight”
June 13 - Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
July 20 - First Black Power conference is held
July 26 - National SNCC chairman H. Rap Brown is arrested for inciting riot
July 29 - President Johnson appoints a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
August 25 - J. Edgar Hoover begins investigations
August 27 - King preaches “Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool”
October 1 - Wall of Respect dedicated in Chicago
November 7 - Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher become first black mayors of major U.S. cities
December 4 - King launches the Poor People’s Campaign
January 16 - King announces the Washington Spring Project as part of Poor Peoples Campaign
February 4 - King delivers his “Drum Major Instinct” sermon in Atlanta, Georgia
March 3 - King delivers his “Unfulfilled Dreams” sermon in Atlanta, Georgia
March 18 - King speaks to striking sanitation workers in Memphis
March 23 - King addresses a rally for the Poor People’s Campaign in Augusta, Georgia
March 28 - King leads a solidarity march for the sanitation workers of Memphis
March 31 - King preaches at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
April 3 - King delivers his final speech
April 4 - King is assassinated at Lorraine Motel
April 7 - National Day of Mourning to honor King
April 8 - Silent march to honor King, support santitation workers
April 9 - King’s funeral in Atlanta, Georgia
April 16 - Settlement reached in Memphis sanitation workers’ strike
May 23 - African-American poet Henry Dumas is shot and killed by a transit police officer
June 8 - James Earl Ray is arrested and charged with the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 1 - President Johnson signs Housing and Urban Development Act
September 27 - Huey Newton is sentenced
October 16 - U.S. olympic sprinters give Black Power salute during medal ceremony
November 5 - Shirley Chisholm is elected to U. S. House of Representatives
January 17 - Two leaders of the Black Panther Party are killed at UCLA by US organization members
May 5 - Moneta Sleet, Jr. becomes the first African-American man to win a Pulitzer Prize
June 26 - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is founded
October 29 - Supreme Court mandates immediate school desegregation
April 28 - Rear Admiral Samuel L. Gravely is the first African-American to achieve Flag Rank in the Navy
May 3 - James Earl Ray, convicted of the assassination of King, is caught in a jail break attempt
June 14 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that officials may close swimming pools to avoid desegregating them
June 15 - Vernon Jordan succeeds Whitney Young as head of the National Urban League
June 17 - The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals orders complete desegregation in 81 Southern school district
September 17 - Illinois becomes the first state to declare King’s birthday a legal holiday
November 6 - Coleman Young is elected mayor of Detriot
July 25 - The U.S. Supreme court rules against busing as a remedy for segregated schooling
October 3 - Frank Robinson becomes African American to manage a Major League Baseball Team
November 5 - Walter E. Washington elected mayor of D.C.
November 2 - Jimmy Carter wins the Presidential election while receiving 90 percent of the black vote
September 24 - First Black Bishop of the Episcopal Church is appointed
November 6 - Benjamin Hooks becomes director of the NAACP
November 3 - Five protesters are gunned down at an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, North Carolina
May 29 - African-American lawyer and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan is shot by a white racist
April 12 - Harold Washington is elected as the first African American mayor of Chicago
November 2 - Martin Luther King, Jr., day becomes a National Holiday
May 7 - Jesse Jackson wins the Democratic presidential primary in Louisiana
July 24 - The 98th U.S. Congress passes Public Law 98-144 to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
July 30 - The U.S. General Accounting Office agrees to pay $3.5 million to victims of discrimination
August 21 - Package explodes at NAACP office in Atlanta
November 7 - L. Douglas Wilder is elected governor of Virginia
April 29 - L.A. riots begin after four white officers are acquitted of the beating of Rodney King
November 3 - William Jefferson Clinton wins Presidential Election
May 23 - The State of Florida agrees to pay $2.1 million to survivors of the 1923 Rosewood massacre
May 24 - Flagstar Co. agrees to pay more than $54 million to victims of discrimination at Denny’s restaurant
May 16 - President Clinton offers a formal apology for the 1932-1972 Tuskegee syphilis experiments
January 25 - Sojourner Truth addresses the first Black Women’s Rights Convention
June 21 - Ray Killen is convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964

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