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Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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 ('Blood
  • WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: 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.' 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 wave
  • A member of the All Souls Church holds a placard with a quote from Dr Martin Luther King during a candlelight vigil to commemorate his birthday in Washington on January 19, 2009. Barack Obama called on a nation reeling from economic crisis and war to march together in the spirit of Martin Luther King, hours before being sworn in as America's first black president. 'Tomorrow, we will come together as one people on the same mall where Dr King's dream echoes still,' Obama said in a statement, payin
  • PARIS, FRANCE: 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. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty
  • OSLO, NORWAY: US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo, his Nobel Peace Prize medal. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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. (
  • 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
  • MEMPHIS, TN - JANUARY 17: Frederick Owens carries a sign in a parade honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17, 2005 in Memphis, Tenessee. Hundreds gathered and walked several miles through downtown Memphis, from a former slave auction block to Handy Park on Beale Street. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)
  • MEMPHIS, TN - JANUARY 17: Marchers walk in a parade honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17, 2005 in Memphis, Tenessee. Hundreds gathered and walked several miles through downtown Memphis, from a former slave auction block to Handy Park on Beale Street. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)
  • (FILES) 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.' 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 w
  • MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 25: A general view of the exterior of the Lorraine Motel which is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum on May 25, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot outside of rooms 306 and 307 on April 4, 1968. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • A view of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on January 19, 2014 in Washington. On Monday the United States will honor the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • (FILES) 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
  • MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 25: A general view of the exterior of the Lorraine Motel which is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum on May 25, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot outside of rooms 306 and 307 on April 4, 1968. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    
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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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