A Look Back: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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)
LBJ hands pen to MLK
LBJ hands pen to MLK
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson hands a pen to civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the the signing of the voting rights act as officials look on behind them, Washington, D.C., August 6, 1965. (Photo by Washington Bureau/Getty Images)
LBJ & MLK
LBJ & MLK
President Lyndon B Johnson (1908 - 1973) discusses the Voting Rights Act with civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968). The act, part of President Johnson's 'Great Society' program trebled the number of black voters in the south, who had previously been hindered by racially inspired laws, 1965. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Dr. King At Press Conference
Dr. King At Press Conference
American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) speaks at a press conference for Clergy & Laymen Concerned About Vietnam, held at the Belmont Plaza Hotel, New York City, January 12, 1968. He announced the Poor People's March On Washington at this event. (Photo by John Goodwin/Getty Images)
Dr. King Receives Honorary Degree
Dr. King Receives Honorary Degree
American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), watched by Dr. Charles Bousenquet, signs the Degree Roll At Newcastle University after receiving an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree, Newcastle, England, November 14, 1967. (Photo by /Getty Images)
Dr. King Speaks On The Phone
Dr. King Speaks On The Phone
American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) sits on a couch and speaks on the telephone after encountering a white mob protesting against the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, May 26, 1961. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
March 1965: Civil rights campaigner and clergyman Martin Luther King Jr.(1929 - 1968) leading a civil rights march in Alabama. His colleague and fellow clergyman Ralph Abernathy (1926 - 1990) is on the left. (Photo by William Lovelace/Getty Images)
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Martin Luther King Lying In State
American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) lying in state in Memphis, Tennessee, as his colleagues pay their respects to him (right to left); Andrew Young, Bernard Lee and Reverend Ralph Abernathy (1926 - 1990). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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(FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Lu
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: (FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the "March on Washington" where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The US is celebrating in 2004 what would have been King's 75th birthday. King was assassinated on 04 April, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral
9th April 1968: Clergyman and civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy (1926 - 1990) presides over the funeral of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968), Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. King's widow, Coretta Scott King, sits with their children near his casket in the front row. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Man With A Dream
Man With A Dream
1963: American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968) at a press reception at the Ritz Hotel, London, England. (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
US civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr
US civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr
OSLO, NORWAY: US civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., displays 10 December, 1964, in Oslo, his Nobel Peace Prize. The US is celebrating in 2004 what would have been King's 75th birthday. King was assassinated on 04 April, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (3rd
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (3rd
WASHINGTON, : US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (3rd from L) walks with supporters during the "March on Washington" 28 August, 1963 after which, King delivered the "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the LIncoln Memorial. 28 August, 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of the famous speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 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. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. wave
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. wave
WASHINGTON, : 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/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)
Civil Rights Leaders At The March On Washington
Civil Rights Leaders At The March On Washington
Civil rights Leaders hold hands as they lead a crowd of hundreds of thousands at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. Those in attendance include (front row): James Meredith and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), left; (L-R) Roy Wilkins (1901 - 1981), light-colored suit, A. Phillip Randolph (1889 - 1979) and Walther Reuther (1907 - 1970). (Photo by Hulton Archive/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)
Third Selma March
Third Selma March
African-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968, centre) listening to a transistor radio in the front line of the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to campaign for proper registration of black voters, 23rd March 1965. Among the other marchers are: Ralph Abernathy (1926 - 1990, second from left), Ralph Bunche (1903 - 1971, third from right) and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972, far right). The first march ended in violence when marchers were attacked by police. The second was aborted after a legal injunction was issued. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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