Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses a meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on May 27, 1966.Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty ImagesWhen you hear the phrase civil disobedience, you may immediately think of Martin Luther King Jr. The nonviolent demonstration...
    Getty ImagesEight months before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what has since become one of the most iconic orations in American history, he gave almost the exact same speech to about 2000 people gathered at Booker T. Washington High School in Rock...
    AFP, Getty ImagesOn August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a speech for the ages, delivering the oratorical masterpiece "I Have a Dream" to nearly 250,000 people.When he was done, King stepped...
    Martin Luther King Jr. in Los Angeles circa 1965.Martin Mills/Getty ImagesOn September 20, 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. could be seen calmly sitting in the shoe section at Blumstein’s Department Store with a letter opener protruding from his chest a...
    Biographer Taylor Branch makes atimely argument about civil right leader’s true legacyKing led a throng of 25,000 marchers through downtown Montgomery in 1965. (Photograph by Bob Adelman)ByRon RosenbaumSmithsonian Magazine| SubscribeJanuary 2015Firs...
    Known as the Holy Week Uprisings, the collective protests resulted in 43 deaths, thousands of arrests, and millions of dollars of property damageFollowing the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968, cities across the U.S. erupted in p...
    AFP, Getty ImagesOn August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a speech for the ages, delivering the oratorical masterpiece "I Have a Dream" to nearly 250,000 people.When he was done, King stepped...