Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK and "I Have a Dream"

Here's a terrific photo from the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. MLK is waving to the crowd from the Lincoln Memorial. Don't forget to...
August 28, 1963. "Emancipator looking down on demonstrators. Participants in the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial and massed along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, viewed from behind Abraham Lincoln statue." Photo by James K. Atherton for United Press International.

What an incredible photograph. This is a shot over Lincoln's left shoulder, down onto the massive crowd watching the "I Have a Dream" speech...

This is a long-overdue, and greatly anticipated, guest post by Aaron, who wrote one of our most popular pieces yet on the (almost) red...
Washington National Cathedral at twilightvideo

Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So...
President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - April 11th, 1968video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmMzhjgPxs This is a clip from President Johnson's speech before signing the bill into law. This was only a week after the assassination of Martin...
Robinson and King were receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Robinson had just retired from professional baseball earlier in the year. The photograph was probably taken by either Robert or George Scurlock (Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History)

I think you'll agree that this is some serious history, frozen in time. Both former baseball star Jackie Robinson and civil rights leader Martin Luther...
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom program (1963)video

I started poking through the National Archives database the other day and came across the official program from the August 28th, 1963 March on...

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