Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the 'March on Washington'.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A combination image shows US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington", and newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th US president of the US. 46 years after Martin Luther King's march on Washington to raise public consciousness for civil rights, the US on Janaury 20, 2009 witnessed the swearing-in of their first African-American president.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
OSLO, NORWAY: US clergyman and leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The only black man whose birthday is a national holiday, Martin Luther King was the leader of the moral fight against racism in America wen he was fatally shot by James Earl Ray 04 April 1968 at the age of 39.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), child-care expert, Martin Luther King (C), clergyman and black civil rights campaigner, Father Frederick Reed and Cleveland Robinson, unionist leader, lead 16 March 1967 in New York a huge pacifist rally protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam war.
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MEMPHIS: 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.
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