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This chronology of Martin Luther King, Jr. is compiled from the day to day chronologies featured in our published print volumes. It currently spans through December 1960 and will be updated with each volume release.

King enters seventh grade at Atlanta University Laboratory School (September 1, 1940 to September 30, 1940)
King, Sr., attends National Baptist Convention in Birmingham (September 2, 1940 to September 5, 1940)