Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, display
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, display
OSLO, NORWAY: US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo, his Nobel Peace Prize medal. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
More than 200,000 civil right supporters gather 28
More than 200,000 civil right supporters gather 28
WASHINGTON, : More than 200,000 civil right supporters gather 28 August, 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC ( Washington Monument in background) during the "March on Washington", that US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." King delivered his "I have a dream" speech during the rally, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 28 August, 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of the speech. King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, who confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luthe
The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luthe
WASHINGTON, : The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (3rd from left) and other black and white civil right leaders march 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther
US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther
WASHINGTON, : US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (ctr, rt.) and other major American leaders of the Black civil rights movement (l-r) John Lewis, Whitney Young, Philip Randolph, M. L. King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, meet 06 March 1963 in New York during a meeting dedicated to the organization of the "March on Washington", held 28 August 1963 to promote civil rights for Afro-Americans. Martin Luther King was assassinated 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Two mules pull a cart carrying the coffin of the U
Two mules pull a cart carrying the coffin of the U
ATLANTA, UNITED STATES: Two mules pull a cart carrying the coffin of the US clergyman, leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King during his funeral 09 April 1968 in Atlanta. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King, make their way from Selma to Montgomery on March 21, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view shows a half-mile-long
This aerial view shows a half-mile-long
This aerial view shows a half-mile-long column of civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King, on March 21, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, as they cross the Edmund Pettus bridge, scene of recent confrontation between demonstrators and state troopers, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) US clergyman and civil rights le
(FILES) US clergyman and civil rights le
(FILES) US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C), 27, and his wife, Coretta Scott King, emerge 23 March 1956 from Montgomery Court House, following his trial on charges of conspiring to boycott segregated city buses. King was found guilty and sentenced to a 386 days of hard labor and fined $1,000 USD. King immediately appealed. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to his shooting and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing, three years after the assassination of black civil rights leader Malcolm X and a few months before Sen. Robert Kennedy's, sent shock waves through American society. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King, pass by federal guards as they make their way from Selma to Montgomery on March 23, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King (not pictured), arrive in Montgomery from Selma on March 26, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King (not pictured), arrive in front of the Brown Chapel AME Church in Montgomery from Selma on March 26, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Ma
Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King (5th R), civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy (5th L), John Lewis (3rd L) and other civil and religious leaders, make their way from Selma to Montgomery on March 22, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) US President Lyndon Johnson (l)
(FILES) US President Lyndon Johnson (l)
(FILES) US President Lyndon Johnson (l) shakes hands with the US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (c) 03 July 1964 in Washington DC, after handing him a pen during the ceremonies for the signing of the civil rights bill at the White House. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Lu
(FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Lu
(FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. waves to supporters 28 August 1963 from the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 28 August, 2003 marks the 40th anniversay of the speech. King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, who confessed to the shooting and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther K
Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther K
Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., (C) is accompanied by famed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), Father Frederick Reed (3rd-R) and union leader Cleveland Robinson (2nd-R) 16 March, 1967, during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in New York. The US is celebrating in 2004 what would have been King's 75th birthday. King was assassinated on 04 April, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights l
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights l
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (3rd from left) and other black and white civil right leaders march 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
The US clergyman and civil rights leader
The US clergyman and civil rights leader
The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris' Sport Palace the militants of the "Movement for the Peace". Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a "Marc
Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a "Marc
Coretta Scott King (5th-R) leads a "March on Memphis" 09 April 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King. On her right, her daughter, Yolanda, walks with her sons Martin and Dexter; on her left appear King's successor, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young, later US President Jimmy Carter's ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta. Martin Luther King was assassinated 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing, three years after the assassination of black civil rights leader Malcolm X and months before Sen. Robert Kennedy's, sent shock waves through American society. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights l
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights l
(FILES) The clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) and other black and white civil right leaders march 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
The civil rights leader Martin Luther KI
The civil rights leader Martin Luther KI
The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
In the oval room of the white house, US
In the oval room of the white house, US
In the oval room of the white house, US President John Kennedy (4th at R) receives on August 29, 1963 the leaders of the civil rights groups represented: (from L to R) Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz, leader of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) Floyd McKissick, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference Matthew Arnan, Whitney Young (Urban League), Reverend Martin Luther King, John Lewis (Chairman SNIC), Rabbi Joachim Prinz (American Jewish Congress), Director Eugene Carson Blake (vice chair comm. Race Relations), Philip Randolph. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
BIO-MARTIN LUTHER KING-FRANCE
BIO-MARTIN LUTHER KING-FRANCE
(FILES) Coretta Scott King shakes hands with French Medicine Nobel Prize winner professor Jacques Monod (c) as her husband US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (3rd-r) looks on 29 March 1966 in Paris' Sport Palace during the meeting of the "Movement for the Peace". From l-r: French actress Simone Signoret, US actor and singer Harry Belafonte, French actor and singer Yves Montand. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read /AFP/GettyImages)
BIO-MARTIN LUTHER KING-FRANCE
BIO-MARTIN LUTHER KING-FRANCE
The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris' Sport Palace the militants of the "Movement for the Peace". "Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read /AFP/GettyImages)
Historic Images From The American 20th Century
Historic Images From The American 20th Century
379570 26: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with President Lyndon B. Johnson in the background March 18, 1966 at the White House. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
380887 02: President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at the White House. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
380887 61: President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with civil rights leaders after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King April 5, 1968 at the White House. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
President Kennedy Meets with Civil Rights Leaders
President Kennedy Meets with Civil Rights Leaders
381091 31: President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August 28, 1963. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
(FILES) More than 200,000 civil right su
(FILES) More than 200,000 civil right su
(FILES) More than 200,000 civil right supporters gather 28 August, 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC ( Washington Monument in background) during the "March on Washington", that US civil rights leader Martin Luther King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." King delivered his "I have a dream" speech during the rally, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 28 August, 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of the speech. King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, who confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther K
Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther K
OSLO, NORWAY: Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther King 09 December 1964 in Oslo where the US clergyman and civil rights leader received 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
US clergyman, civil rights leader and future Nobel
US clergyman, civil rights leader and future Nobel
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM:US clergyman, civil rights leader and future Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther KIng speaking 21 September 1964 in London at the press conference. The leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation was launching the British version of his latest book on the civil rights struggle in America, "Why We Can't Wait". Martin Luther King was assassinated 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
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