A History of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Pictures

 Researched by:  Terri Mae Owens

Brown v. Board of Education

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html

http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/history-brown-v-board-education-re-enactment

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

“Kelly Ingram Park (formerly West Park) was a staging ground for civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. It is located adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Street Baptist Church.”

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Emmett Till

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_till_emmett_louis_1941_1955

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Remember-Emmett-Till-when-thinking-about-Martin-2117277.php

Medgar Evers

http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history-medgar-evers

 [Mrs. Constance Motley with Rev. Martin Luther King and William Kunstler]

“Note on photograph: 7/24/62 – Atlanta: Rev. Martin Luther King (L), and attorneys Mrs. Constance Motley and William Kunstler enter their car here 7/24 after a federal judge issued a stay of another jurist’s injunction against integration demonstrations at Albany, Ga. King, leader of racial demonstrations over the South, said he was return to Albany immediately.”

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1963

[Civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy in the oval office of the White House after the March on Washington, D.C.]

” Photograph shows (left to right): Willard Wirtz (Secretary of Labor); Floyd McKissick (CORE); Mathew Ahmann (National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice); Whitney Young (National Urban Leage); Martin Luther King, Jr.(SCLC); John Lewis (SNCC); Rabbi Joachim Prinz (American Jewish Congress); A. Philip Randolph, with Reverend Eugene Carson Blake partially visible behind him; President John F. Kennedy; Walter Reuther (labor leader), with Vice President Lyndon Johnson partially visible behind him; and Roy Wilkins (NAACP).”

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[Civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy in the oval office of the White House after the March on Washington, D.C.]

“Photograph shows (left to right): Mathew Ahmann (National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice); Whitney Young (National Urban Leage); Martin Luther King, Jr.(SCLC); John Lewis (SNCC); Rabbi Joachim Prinz (American Jewish Congress); Reverend Eugene Carson Blake (United Presbyterian Church); A. Philip Randolph; President John F. Kennedy; Walter Reuther (labor leader), with Vice President Lyndon Johnson partially visible behind him; and Roy Wilkins (NAACP). Not shown: Willard Wirtz (Secretary of Labor); Floyd McKissick (CORE).”

[Civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy in the oval office of the White House after the March on Washington, D.C.]

“Photograph shows (left to right): Whitney Young (National Urban Leage); Martin Luther King, Jr.(SCLC); John Lewis (SNCC), partially visible; Rabbi Joachim Prinz (American Jewish Congress); Reverend Eugene Carson Blake (United Presbyterian Church); A. Philip Randolph; President John F. Kennedy; Walter Reuther (labor leader), with Vice President Lyndon Johnson partially visible behind him; and Roy Wilkins (NAACP). Not shown: Willard Wirtz (Secretary of Labor); Mathew Ahmann (National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice); Floyd McKissick (CORE).”

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[Civil rights leaders talk with reporters after meeting with President John F. Kennedy after the March on Washington, D.C.]

“Civil rights leaders talk with reporters after meeting with President John F. Kennedy after the March on Washington, D.C.”

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[Bomb-damaged trailers at the Gaston Motel, Birmingham, Alabama]

“Photograph showing the wreckage of a bomb explosion near the Gaston Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr., and leaders in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were staying during the Birmingham campaign of the Civil Rights movement.”

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[Group of African Americans viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, NAACP attorney, Birmingham, Alabama]

“Group of African Americans viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, NAACP attorney, Birmingham, Alabama] / [MST].”

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“Glory From Selma”

Statue of kneeling ministers, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

“Statue of kneeling ministers, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama”

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Lyndon Baines Johnson signing Civil Rights Bill, April 11, 1968

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“President Lyndon B. Johnson gives Dr. Martin Luther King one of the pens used in the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, in the background are Rep. Claude Pepper (center) and Rev. Ralph Abernathy.”

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“President Johnson shakes hands with The Rev. Martin Luther King after handing him a pen during the signing of the Civil Rights bill into law during a White House ceremony 7/2.”

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http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Lyndon_Baines_Johnson.htm

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“Civil rights demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama. Prayers outside municipal building 1963.”

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Freedom train to Alabama. We accept contributions for Selma victims

“Photograph shows a sign on an easel placed in a bus or train station announcing the “Freedom Train to Alabama”, also noting that one can make “contributions” for the victims of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.”

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[Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965]

“Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.”

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“Procession of demonstrators during the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to fight for black suffrage, 1965.”

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Sculpture dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

“The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Sculpture dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama.”

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

“The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Movement the church served as an organizational headquarters. On Sunday, September 15, 1963 members of the Ku Klux Klan planted 19 sticks of dynamite outside the church basement. The explosion killed 4 young girls and injured 22 others.”

Bull Conner

b&w film copy neg.

“Eugene “Bull” Connor, half-length portrait, standing, turned left, facing down, reading press release announcing bi-racial agreement to end racial strife in Birmingham.”

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“Coffin containing a child victim of the Birmingham, Alabama church bombing is being carried from church, as mourners follow.”

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

“The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Movement the church served as an organizational headquarters. On Sunday, September 15, 1963 members of the Ku Klux Klan planted 19 sticks of dynamite outside the church basement. The explosion killed 4 young girls and injured 22 others.”

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“Casket with the body of 14-year-old Carol Robertson, one of four girls killed in the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama.”

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Congress of Racial Equality conducts march in memory of Negro youngsters killed in Birmingham bombings, All Souls Church, 16th Street, Wash[ington], D.C.

“Congress of Racial Equality conducts march in memory of Negro youngsters killed in Birmingham bombings, All Souls Church, 16th Street, Wash[ington, D.C.”

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1965 – 2015

Sheriff Jim Clark

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/us/07clark.html?_r=0

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/19075327/ns/us_news-life/t/sheriff-jim-clark-segregationist-icon-dies/#.VU8YFpNefIU

Governor James E. “Big Jim” Folsom

http://archives.state.al.us/govs_list/g_folsom.html

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-11-22/news/mn-23960_1_jim-folsom

Autherine Lucy

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2489

In Memory of Jimmie Jackson

“On February 18, 1965, after taking part in a peaceful night march in Marion, Alabama, one that was staged in protest of the arrest of James Orange, a Field Secretary of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Mr. Jimmie Lee Jackson, 26 years old, was beaten and shot in Mack’s Cafe while trying to protect his 82 year old grandfather and his mother from state troopers who came into the cafe and beat them with their night sticks.  He died one week later.”

“He was killed by a white state trooper, James Bonard Fowler, who said that he acted in self defense, because Jackson tried to grab his gun.”

Source: http://www.biography.com/people/jimmie-lee-jackson-21402111#shooting-and-death 5/9/15.

Jimmie Jackson

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_jackson_jimmie_lee_19381965/

http://www.biography.com/people/jimmie-lee-jackson-21402111#shooting-and-death

Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Herman Hiller.

[Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

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[Vice President-elect Hubert Humphrey shaking hands with Dr. King, as Mrs. King looks on, at a rally at Harlem's 369th Regiment Armory]

“Vice President-elect Hubert Humphrey shaking hands with Dr. King, as Mrs. King looks on, at a rally at Harlem’s 369th Regiment Armory”

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[Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, with left arm raised, at freedom rally, Washington Temple Church]

“Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, with left arm raised, at freedom rally, Washington Temple Church”

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[Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, speaking at microphones, during anti-war demonstration, New York City]

“Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, speaking at microphones, during anti-war demonstration, New York City”

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[Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter-length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference]

“Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter-length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference”

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color film copy slide

“Malcolm X, holding up newspaper with headline “Our Freedom Can’t Wait”, while standing behind podium with microphones addressing a crowd at a Black Muslim rally in New York City.”

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b&w film copy neg.

“The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. share a laugh in Davis’ dressing room at New York’s Majestic Theater”

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Nina Simone

“Why the King of Love Is Dead”

[Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing front]

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing front] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico.”

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Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference

“Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference”

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Nina Simone

Mississippi Goddam

Martin Luther King Jr. – Massey Lecture #1, The Impasse in Race Relations

b&w film copy neg.

“SNCC leader John Lewis (light coat, C) cringes as burly state trooper swings his club at Lewis’ head 3/7 during attempted Negro march on the state capitol at Montgomery–Lewis later was admitted to a local hospital with a possible skull fracture. 1965”

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[Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference]

“Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference 1964.”

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[Bayard Rustin, half-length portrait, facing front, microphones in foreground]

“Bayard Rustin, half-length portrait, facing front, microphones in foreground] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.”

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[Bayard Rustin and Dr. Eugene Reed at Freedom House]

“Bayard Rustin and Dr. Eugene Reed at Freedom House] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna.”

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b&w film copy neg.

“Bayard Rustin, addressing a group of march marshals in New York as they prepare for the March on Washington.”

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[Seated left to right: Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Rep. William Fitts Ryan, James Farmer, and John Lewis]

“Seated left to right: Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Rep. William Fitts Ryan, James Farmer, and John Lewis] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.”

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“Photo shows marchers on the route from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during the march for voting rights for African Americans; among those shown are Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer, James Forman, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young.”

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“Walking in the rain to register to vote, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., right, Ralph Abernethy [sic], center, and Rev. Andrew Young lead group of Negroes from church here on walk to Dallas Co. courthouse.”

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“A pair of muddy shoes underscore the weariness following the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; state capitol in background.”

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“James Farmer, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), leads demonstration at New York World’s Fair.”

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[James Farmer, three-quarter length portrait, speaking before microphones outside Hotel Theresa]

“James Farmer, three-quarter length portrait, speaking before microphones outside Hotel Theresa] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.”

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“John Lewis and Others Pray During a Demonstration.”

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b&w film copy neg.

“John Lewis being ushered into a police patrol wagon during a racial demonstration in Nashville, Tenn., as a number of people watch.”

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b&w film copy neg.

“John Lewis (left) facing right and Hosea Williams, facing front, bust portrait.”

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“John Lewis, then leader of SNCC now congressman, rises to speak at the March on Washington Bob Adelman.”

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford – “The other America” 1967

 

In Memory of James Reeb

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2011/07/17/fbi_reopens_civil_rights_era_cold_case_painful_past/ 5/9/15

James Reeb

The Murder of James Reeb

http://www.madeinwyoming.net/profiles/reeb.php 5/9/15

James Reeb

http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=75 5/9/15

Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King Jr.

Church Committee

RBG| How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

Martin Luther King Jr.

Noblehttp://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/ Peace Prize

[Coretta Scott King holding a candle and leading a march at night to the White House as part of the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam which took place on October 15, 1969]

“Coretta Scott King holding a candle and leading a march at night to the White House as part of the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam which took place on October 15, 1969.”

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