Martin Luther King

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22/03/1956
United States Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, is convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama.
28/08/1963
United States 200,000 people take part in a peaceful civil rights demonstration in Washington, they are addressed by Martin Luther King who deliveres his "I have a dream .... " speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
13/10/1964
United States Martin Luther King is named as the winner of the Peace Prize.
21/03/1965
United States Martin Luther King leads 3000 civil rights protesters in a march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama
28/03/1968
United States Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery in Alabama.
04/04/1968
United States The American black civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, is assassinated.
08/06/1968
United Kingdom James Earl Ray is arrested in London on suspicion of the murder of the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
10/03/1969
United States James Earl Ray is jailed for 99 years by a court in Memphis, Tennessee, after admitting the murder of the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
06/04/1969
United States Dozens of major cities in the United States are rocked by an escalation in the race riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King.
01/11/1983
United States Ronald Reagan signs the bill to make Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday in the United States
23/04/1998
United States James Earl Ray, the convicted killer of black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King dies in prison
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