Alabama officials drop charges related to King’s 1958 income tax return.
A jury of twelve white men acquits King of falsifying his 1956 tax return.
King’s tax trial begins in Montgomery.
After appearing in a Montgomery courtroom, King’s arraignment on perjury charges is postponed.
In Atlanta, King is arrested on his Alabama tax violation.
A Montgomery County, Alabama, grand jury indicts King on two counts of perjury for falsifying his 1956 and 1958 tax returns.
Burke Marshall was head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, serving from January 1961 through December 1964. Martin Luther King regularly called and wired Marshall for assistance. John Lewis, head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and other civil rights leaders were on a first name basis with Marshall. Wyatt Tee Walker, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), woke Marshall at 1:00 A.M. to inform him of King’s arrest during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign.