How many times did Martin Luther King Jr go in jail?
Martin Luther King Jr went to jail 16 times and once he got sent to jail for ordering a sandwich
MLK in jail... he participated in the Montgomery bus boycott he spoke against the government he disobeyed laws which he believed were unjust Martin Luther King should not have been put in jail just for doing actions that is not against the law but at during that time i probably was a problem to the whites Another answer: Martin Luther King went to jail for protesting. He was protesting when law enforcements took the leaders…
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed many times as he worked toward Human and Civil Rights for African-Americans. While locked up in a segregated jail in the south, King penned "Letter from A Birmingham Jail" an open letter that served as a call to action for peaceful non-violence against racial oppression and unjust laws.
Yes, Martin Luther King, Jr. did have a criminal record, but for breaking the Jim Crow Laws,not for robbing or other things like that. Nobelprize.org's biography on Martin Luther King, Jr. states that he was arrested "upwards of twenty times." One of his most influential statements is "Letter from Birmingham Jail" http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html