Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy appear “integrating” one of the first buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. This scene is from the shocking three-hour feature film, King: A Filmed Record.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a “7080” sign on his chest for a mugshot, following his arrest for leading a boycott of segregated buses across the city.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shakes his lawyer’s hand to a group of supporters cheering him on following King’s conviction for his involvement in the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. King, a civil rights activist, and his wife Coretta, daughter Yolanda, 5, and Martin Luther III, 3, play the piano in the living room of their home in Montgomery, Alabama.
Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. From right to left: Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Eugene Carson Blake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann, and John Lewis.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. It was here that he delivered his famous speech “I have a dream”.
This photo captures the brief, and unique, encounter between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. They were watching a filibuster in the Senate over the Voting Rights Act.
Arrested after attempting to dine at white-only restaurants in Saint Augustine, Florida, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sits with the Rev. Ralph Abernathy in the St. John’s County Jail in June 1964.