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Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering an American hero

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    US civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1970

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1970

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    US clergyman and leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The only black man whose birthday is a national holiday, Martin Luther King was the leader of the moral fight against racism in America wen he was fatally shot by James Earl Ray.

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    The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris' Sport Palace the militants of the "Movement for the Peace".

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    Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther King 09 December 1964 in Oslo where the US clergyman and civil rights leader received 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    US clergyman, civil rights leader and future Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King speaking 21 September 1964 in London at the press conference. The leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation was launching the British version of his latest book on the civil rights struggle in America, "Why We Can't Wait".

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    Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), child-care expert, Martin Luther King (C), clergyman and black civil rights campaigner, Father Frederick Reed and Cleveland Robinson, unionist leader, lead 16 March 1967 in New York a huge pacifist rally protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam war.

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    US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (ctr, rt.) and other major American leaders of the Black civil rights movement (l-r) John Lewis, Whitney Young, Philip Randolph, M. L. King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, meet 06 March 1963 in New York during a meeting dedicated to the organization of the "March on Washington", held 28 August 1963 to promote civil rights for Afro-Americans.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits at a table during The Nation Institute California Conference circa 1965 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits with his hands folded for a portrait circa 1967.

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    Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), child-care expert, Martin Luther King (C), clergyman and black civil rights campaigner, Father Frederick Reed and Cleveland Robinson, unionist leader, lead 16 March 1967 in New York a huge pacifist rally protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam war.

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    Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson.

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    Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson.

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    Portrait of Martin Luther King.

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    Portrait of Martin Luther King.

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    Portrait of Martin Luther King.

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    Martin Luther King gives a speech.

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    Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King.

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    Portrait of Martin Luther King.

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    President Barack Obama speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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    People gather around the refelcting pool while attending the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. It was 50 years ago today that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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    US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, former president Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton arrive during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013. The March on Washington is best remembered for King's stirring vision of a United States free of inequality and prejudice, telecast live to a nation undergoing a phenomenal decade of soul- searching, crisis and change.

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    Actor and singer Jamie Foxx speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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