Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Published January 17, 2016

    Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Alabama, Feb. 12, 1965.


    Martin Luther King, Jr., accompanied by Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy is booked by city police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 23, 1956.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. is welcomed with a kiss by his wife Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Alabama, March 22, 1956.


    A group of clergymen from the northern states applaud Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Martin Luther King Jr. as he speaks at a church in Albany, Georgia, August 28, 1962.


    Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr., are taken by a policeman as they led a line of demonstrators into the business section of Birmingham, Alabama, April 12, 1963.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to thousands during his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, August 28, 1963.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. is welcomed by Baptist youths on arrival in Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, Dec. 8, 1964.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. holds a case containing the Nobel Peace Prize gold medal after the presentation in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 1964.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at a news conference next to John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, in Baltimore, MD, April 2, 1965.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. chats with his wife, Coretta,  and civil rights champion Constance Baker Motley before the start of an S.C.L.C. banquet, Birmingham, Alabama, August 9, 1965.


    Martin Luther King, Jr. and associates lead a procession behind the casket of Jimmy Lee Jackson during a funeral service at Marion, Alabama, March 1, 1965.


    This April 1968 photo released by the MLK Jr. National Historic Site shows the body of Martin Luther King Jr. being carried to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP/MLK Jr. National Historic Site,Courtesy of Bob Adelman)

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