Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 Timeline: Timeline 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Photo Gallery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama Martin is Born: Martin is Born Martin Luther King, Jr. is born to Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (former Alberta Christine Williams) in Atlanta, Georgia. January 15, 1929 Segregation Laws: Segregation Laws Largely because of Plessy v. Ferguson , racial segregation reigned supreme in the South from the 1890's until the 1950's. Confederate Flag Martin’s Childhood: Martin’s Childhood 1935 – 1944 Dr. King attends David T. Howard Elementary School, Atlanta University Laboratory School, and Booker T. Washington High School. He passes the entrance examination to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia without graduating from high school. As a young boy, Martin had to see the inequality, injustice and racial tension that was in America. He did not like this. Martin and his big sister Christine. Pastor King: Pastor King 1947 Dr. King is licensed to preach. 1948 February 25 Dr. King is ordained to the Baptist ministry and appointed associate pastor at Ebenezer. June 8 Dr. King graduates from Morehouse College with a BA degree in Sociology. September Dr. King enters Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. After hearing Dr. A. J. Muste and Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson preach on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, he begins to study Gandhi seriously. Influenced by Gandhi …Nonviolent Disobedience: Influenced by Gandhi … Nonviolent Disobedience Dr. King with wife Coretta Rosa Parks - 1955: Rosa Parks - 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white - she was arrested.