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  • The Rev. Martin Luther King, at the time the director of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, with Rosa Parks, Jan. 27, 1956.
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  • The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., sits for his for police mugshot, after his arrest for directing a city-wide boycott of segregated buses, Feb. 24, 1956, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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  • Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home with his wife Coretta and first child Yolanda, May 1956, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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  • Police officers push Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. across a police desk as he is booked for loitering in Montgomery, Alabama, Sept. 3, 1958. His wife, fellow activist and Civil Rights leader Coretta Scott King, watches.
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  • Dr. Emil A. Naclerio stands at the bedside of Rev. Martin Luther King in Harlem Hospital in New York, after a 3 hour operation to remove a knife from his chest, Sept. 20, 1958.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bends down as he speaks with a group of schoolgirls in a classroom, January 1960.
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  • American religious and Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr delivers a speech at the Gillfield Baptist Church, in Petersburg, Virginia, May 1960.
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  • After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is freed from jail upon his release from Georgia State prison after incarceration for leading boycotts. He is greeted by his wife Coretta and children, Marty and Yoki, at the airport in Chamblee, Georgia, Oct. 1, 1960.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks on the telephone after encountering a white mob protesting against the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, May 26, 1961.
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  • After being arrested during a Civil Rights march, Reverend Martin Luther King waits in the Chief of Police's office in Albany, Georgia, Dec. 16, 1961.
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  • Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sitting on a church bench during the Freedom Rider crisis in May of 1961.
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  • Walk To Freedom marchers including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, and Detroit Mayor Jerome P. Cavanaugh march for racial equality, Detroit, June 1, 1963.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders pose below the Lincoln Statue at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.
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  • Martin Luther King waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, during the March on Washington.
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  • American civil rights campaigner, Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1964.
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. waves with his children, Yolanda and Martin Luther III, from the "Magic Skyway" ride at the World's Fair, New York, Aug. 12, 1964.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) with John Lewis,(2d from left) of SNCC, King's aide, Rev. Ralph Abernathy (3d from l), Dr. Ralph Bunche (5th from l), Mrs. King (next to King), and Rev. Hosea Williams (carrying little girl, r) arrive in Montgomery, Alabama. King led an estimated 10,000 or more Civil Rights marchers out on last leg of their Selma-to-Montgomery march, March 25, 1965.
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King lead others during the Selma to Montgomery march held in support of voter rights, March, 1965. Among those with them are Reverend Ralph Abernathy (second from left, smiling) and Pulitzer-Prize scientist, Ralph Bunche.
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  • The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. makes a speech at a church in Selma, Alabama, March 27, 1965.
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  • President Lyndon B. Johnson hands a pen to civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the signing of the Voting Rights Act as officials look on behind them in Washington, Aug. 6, 1965.
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  • Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks in New York, Oct. 16, 1965.
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  • Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is accompanied by famed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock, left, Father Frederick Reed, right, and union leader Cleveland Robinson, March 16, 1967, during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in New York.
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  • Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson and others stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who lies at their feet, was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968.
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  • Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy walks through the streets with Civil Rights activist Bernard Lee during the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated, April 9, 1968, in Atlanta.
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  • Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and his wife Alberta King, the parents of assassinated civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his widow Coretta Scott King, listen to ceremonies at Morehouse College during a memorial service, April 9, 1968, in Atlanta.
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  • A large crowd of mourners follow the casket of Dr Martin Luther King Jr through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their way to the stage for Obama to speak at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Oct. 16, 2011 in Washington.
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  • Keith Andrews visits the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the day that honors him, Jan. 16, 2017, in Washington. Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday that observes the birthday of the civil rights icon and is a way to remember all that he accomplished.
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