Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King Jr.
King acknowledges a crowd of 250,000 at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. The march was organized to support proposed civil rights legislation and end segregation. King, who founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, advocated nonviolent action as a way to end racial discrimination. Credit: AP
Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966 [401x510]
Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.
Alberta Christine “Mama King” Williams King...
Alberta Christine Williams King (September 13, 1904 - June 30, 1974) grew up in Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father, Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, was pastor. She married Martin Luther King Sr. in 1926; he later served as pastor as did their son Martin Luther King Jr. Mrs. King was shot and killed while playing the organ before a Sunday service by Marcus Wayne Chenault, a 23-year-old Black man who claimed that all Christians were his enemies.