WASHINGTON, D.C.–US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the ‘March on Washington’ where King delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The US is celebrating in 2015 what would have been King’s 86th birthday. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. PHOTO AFP/Getty Images
Today we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesperson for the civil rights movement. He advocated non-violent protest as a means to make change.
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