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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream!

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    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.'
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    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.
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    President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August 28, 1963.
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    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.
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    US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (3rd R) and other major American leaders of the Black civil rights movement (L from R) John Lewis, Whitney Young, Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, meet 06 March 1963 in Roosevelt Hotel 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.
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    More than 200,000 civil right supporters gather 28 August, 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC.
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    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'.
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    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.'
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    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.
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    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'.
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    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.
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    US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo, his Nobel Peace Prize medal.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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'.
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    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'.
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    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'.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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