Montgomery Bus Boycott
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving her seat up to a white person on a bus. The next day Dr. King set up a city-wide peaceful protest. It proved to be successful and in 1956 a federal court said the laws about this in Alabama and Montgomery were unconstitutional.
The Albany Movement
In 1961 Dr. King joined in a protest protesting Albany Ga.'s segregation policies. Martin planned only to protest for a day but he was jailed with other for protesting. He either had to go to jail or pay the fine. He chose jail. He would not pay the government for something he strongly disbelieved in.
The Birmingham Campaign
In 1963, Dr. King and a few others held protests in an Alabama city. These were to end descriminatory economic policies. They used sit ins and protests with an objective to get arrested so the jails would overflow. In the end many public places became more open to all races.
March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, King had the largest political rally ever in the US. It drew in 300,000 police and participants, to whom King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
In 1965, King organized 3 marches in Selma. The first one he could not attend because he had church duties. Protesters marched over highway 80 and it was broadcasted. It ended up being very bloody and brutal. Since it was broadcasted it had a lot of public uproar and was a turning point in the Road to Equality.
After successful peaceful demonstrations in the South Dr. King wanted to spread the movement to the North. They chose Chicago to take this on. King took about 700 people to march in a park and many white people came and threw things at them. One brick hitting Dr. King in the head. Nevertheless they moved on and finished the protest with many people injured.