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Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the 'Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom' event at the Lincoln Memorial, 1957.

speaks at the 'Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom' event at the Lincoln Memorial,

Martin Luther King Jr. Photographed by Steve Schapiro.

A cool customer! The stunning collection of never published pictures from legendary American photographer Steve Schapiro

Protest: Martin Luther King during his march from Selma, Alabam, to Montgomery in 1965 as part of the American civil rights movement - Steve Schapiro

On this day in 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.

12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only met once, on March 26, 1964 when both were attending Senate hearings for the Civil Rights Bill. #TodayInBlackHistory by GoodFactor

Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King jr 1955 Civil Rights Leaders African American History Black & White Photography Photo Print

Did you know? _Alberta King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s mother, was shot and killed in 1974 while playing the organ at her church. the shooting was allegedly done by a 23-yr. old black man by the name of Marcus Wayne Chenault. Chenault didn't give any reason for the shooting except to say that "all Christians are my enemies." _Excerpt from Dr. Boyce Watkins account of the deaths in MLK, Jr.s family...

Mr and Mrs Martin Luther King Sr, MLK Jr, his older sister Christine Farris, and his brother A.

Aberthany, Young, and King

TIME MACHINE: Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

, and Bernard Lee.

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Martin Luther King Jr. (center) speaks with Rev. Ralph Abernathy (2nd from right) and others, 1961.

12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

On honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, a selection of LIFE Magazine's most powerful photographs of the civil rights leader.

Coretta Scott King

, Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr and wife Coretta Scott King

278 JET & EBONY magazine covers on CD +Black Stars 1950s-1980s

MLK on the cover of Jet Magazine

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walks between seven-year-old Eva Gracelemon (left) and 10-year-old Aritha Willis as he escorts the school children to formerly all-white schools in Grenada, Mississippi. 9/20/66

walks between seven-year-old Eva Gracelemon (left) and Aritha Willis as he escorts the school children to formerly all-white schools in Grenada, Mississippi.

Dr. King

receives word by phone that he has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as he lies in hospital bed in Atlanta, Ga., October where he went for a checkup.

Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

, Morehouse class of and his sister, Christine King Farris, Spelman College class of Associate Professor and Director of the Learning Resources Center at Spelman College.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Homegoing, 1968

Martin Luther Kings Home-going

A wire photo of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Abernathy in jail in Albany, Georgia in 1964.

Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy in jail in Albany, Georgia in

socialismartnature:  MLK on “moderate Whites.”  Also known as shit White folks NEVER quote of MLKs.

“Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate…” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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