LIM-TEST Duplicate Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Photos from Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarkable life.

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Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. organized non-violent protests and eloquent speeches for social justice that ended up transforming the nation.
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The "I Have a Dream" speech is considered as one of the greatest and most unforgettable speeches in American history, even being named as the top speech of the 20th century by a poll of public address scholars in 1999.
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The speech helped make King in 1964 the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.
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A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career by through writings and speeches that drew from his prior experience as a preacher.
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King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Ala. Coretta was also active in matters of social justice and civil rights until her death in 2006.
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King and Scott had four children; Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King.
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The first child of Martin Luther King, Jr. and wife Coretta was also an activist and actress, starring as Rosa Parks in the TV miniseries "King" in 1978.
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King led marches calling for basic civil rights for black citizens, most of which were successfully enacted as law with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks (front row, center) was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. King led the Montgomery Bus boycott which lasted for 385 days.
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King was arrested and sent to jail in 1963 for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, which ended with a U.S. District Court ruling that ended the racial segregation on all Montgomery public buses.
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X spoke face-to-face only once on March 26, 1964, and the encounter only lasted only a minute.
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King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel where he often stayed.
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James Earl Ray was arrested and charged with King's murder, confessing on March 10, 1969, (though he recanted three days later) and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
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Soldier standing guard in a Washington, D.C., street with the ruins of buildings that were destroyed during the wave of riots in more than 100 cities that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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King made a request that at his funeral no mention of his awards and honors be made, but that it be said that he tried to "feed the hungry", "clothe the naked," "be right on the war question" and "love and serve humanity."
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The Lincoln Memorial displays an an engraving that marks the spot where King made his iconic speech.
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A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened in 2011 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. The sculpture of the civil rights pioneer stands 30 feet tall.
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Artist Lei Yixin and his team assembled and carved 159 granite blocks to create the memorial's "Mountain of Despair" and "Stone of Hope."
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Critics complained after the memorial opened in 2011 that the drum major quote took King's words out of context and made him sound arrogant, which you can read more about here. Following the controversy, the quote was later removed in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 2013.
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