Photos of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discover photos of Martin Luther King, Jr., his friends and family, and locations where he lived.

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A 19 year old Martin Luther King Jr. This photo was taken in 1948 on his way into the Crozer Theological Seminary in Atlanta Georgia.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Added Aug 25, 2011 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a bus sitting with black and white Americans. This photo was most likely taken during Martin Luther King's earlier days. Specifically, in 1955 when the Montgomery Bus Boycott was well underway. According to wikipedia, in March 1955, a fifteen year old school girl names Claudette Colvin broke the Jim Crow laws which required black American's to give up their bus seat to a white American. Dr. King was on the Birmingham African-American committee that looked into the case. However, the committee decided to pass backing this political opportunity due to Claudette's unwed pregnant status, and waited for the next instance which occurred on December 1st, 1955 with Rosa Parks.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Photo of Coretta Scott King giving a very happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a kiss on the cheek. It looks as though the crowd is celebrating although I'm not sure when or where this photo was taken
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Added Aug 25, 2011 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Martin Luther King, standing in front of a crowd in Washington DC, right before his "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
The March on Washington in favor of Civil Rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 200,000 people marched on Washington DC to protest for Civil Rights for African-Americans. This is the March in which Dr King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. Dr King is shown in this photo with other civil rights leaders - they are in front of the bandstand, surrounded by protest signs. courtesy of the Library of Congress, Leffler, Warren K., photographer
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Added Aug 25, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his famous speech "I have a Dream" in front of thousands of people near the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. "I have a Dream" lasted 17 minutes and called for racial equality and to end discrimination. August 28, 1963.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr showing the medallion he received from Robert Wagner, Mayor of New York City. Martin Luther King Jr received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Stanziola, Phil, photographer
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr waiting for a press conference to begin. Malcom X (born Malcom Little) was a controversial human rights activist and the author of The Autobiography of Malcom X. He was assassinated in February of 1965, less than a year after this photo was taken. photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Trikosko, Marion S., photographer
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May 19, 1925 - Unknown
Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr leaning on a lectern, giving a press conference. photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Trikosko, Marion S., photographer
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr giving a 1964 press conference. photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, DeMarsico, Dick, photographer
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Husband and wife Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King taken in 1964. Coretta Scott King was born on April 27, 1927, and died on January 30, 2006. Coretta was a leader in promoting civil rights and racial equality before and after the death of her husband.
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Apr 28, 1927 - Jan 30, 2006
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 and died February 21, 1965, with Dr. Martin Luther King.
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May 19, 1925 - Unknown
Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with what looks to be a Federal medal. Dr. King received numerous awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004, was given a U.S. federal holiday in 1986, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument was released on August 22nd, 2011 in Washington DC.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
The final photo taken of Martin Luther King Jr before his assassination. Photo was taken at the Sanitation workers strike on April 4th, 1968.
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Added Aug 27, 2011 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Jesse Jackson with Martin Luther King on April 3rd, 1968 when Dr. King gave his last speech at a rally at Mason Temple which he entitled "I've Been to the Mountaintop". This photo was taken one day before Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination which occurred on April 4th, 1968.
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Oct 8, 1941 - Unknown
A photo of Sammy Davis Jr.with Rev. Martin Luther King.
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Dec 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990
Added Feb 22, 2019 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
Amanda S. Stevenson
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