Monday, January 19, 2015

Images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Jack Brummet, History Editor

If you run a Google/Bing/Yahoo search on Martin Luther King, Jr. images you come up with millions of hits.  Of these, there is a core group of about fifty or so that are ubiquitous.   Here are some of our favorite photos of MLK, along with some of the many hundreds of postage stamps created in his honor; a couple of shots of the MLK memorial in Washington, D.C.; and a short video on the National Archives holdings of MLK photographs.

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Two uneasy partners:  Martin with his frenemy; President Lyndon Baines Johnson

 One more shot of LBJ/MLK

I have never been able to find out more about this photo. I don't 
really know if Martin knew his way around a pool table or not...

What if?

Jesse Jackson, Joan Baez, Ira Sandperl, and MLK.  This shot was taken at a 1964 free speech event.

Bayard Rustin with Martin

MLK with Coretta

The "I Have A Dream" Speech

 Speech in Washington, 1963

 MLK with Malcolm X

Some selected MLK postage stamps:


Photos of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.:

 A background video on the photographs of MLK, Jr in The National Archives:


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