Timeline: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Part II
Part II: Early Activism
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The 26-year-old King leads boycott of segregated Montgomery buses, gains national reputation.
King's house is bombed
King helps found Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Writes Stride Toward Freedom, about the bus boycott.
Visits India to study nonviolence and civil disobedience.
Joins his father as co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.