Tag Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4th, 1968

Joseph Louw, [Body of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee], April 4, 1968 (1862.2005) Joseph Louw, Ambulance at site of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 (1860.2005) Forty nine years ago today, on April … Continue reading

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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

Dan Weiner, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 (1984.13) Bruce Davidson, [Martin Luther King, Jr. at press conference, Birmingham], 1962 (2006.15.16) United Press International, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1969 (2012.97.5) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the … Continue reading

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51st Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.138) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.136) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.143) Unidentified … Continue reading

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Leaders in the American Civil Rights Movement: SCLC

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s advocacy and implementation of boycotts and non-violent protests characterized the American civil rights movement. Having played a significant role in the organization of the March on Washington, the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and the March … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a Baptist minister, King found the strength of words and his ability to captivate, motivate, and enlighten his audiences. Whether in the speeches he delivered . . . Dan Weiner, … Continue reading

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