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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a 1968 photo. (UPI Photo)
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WAP63082803 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. The speech galvanized the nation's civil rights movements and led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. cc/sp/files UPI
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WAP67032401 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (R) president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, gestures during his new conference here March 24, 1967. At left is his aide, Reverend Andrew Young, Dr. King announced the resumption of regular activities is Chicago on a schedule similar to the one he maintained from January through November of the last year (1966). He said, "It is not too late, even with the failures of yesterday, to renew the effort and take some first steps toward the goals pledged last August. (1966)" cc/sp/files UPI
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a photo from 1966. (UPI Photo)
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A racially-mixed group of ministers respond with raised hands in a black church in Albany, Georgia on August 28th, 1962 when the Rev. Martin Luther King, black integration leader, asked them if they would be willing to go to jail for the cause. A few minutes later, after marching to the city hall steps for a prayer service, 75 of the ministers from the East and Midwest were arrested. (UPI Photo)
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Original caption: Prize winning picture: United Press International (UPI) photographer Charles J. McCarty of Dallas, TX, received a top award in the 16th Annual News Pictures of the Year competition here in Columbia, MO, on May 2nd, 1959, for this photo of Negro student Johnny Gray punching a white student during a brief skirmish on a street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The photo was taken last September 16, 1958, when tension surrounding school integration in the city was at a high peak. McCarty, who is Southwestern Division Pictures Manager for UPI, won First Prize in the Spot News category for this photo. The contest was sponsored jointly by the National Press Photographers Association, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Original caption: White students watch from windows and steps of Little Rock Central High School on October 16, 1957, as only six of the nine Negro students are escorted to morning classes. Three of the students were absent with the flu. President Eisenhower was compelled to enforce the Supreme Court’s public school desegregation decision with troops after the integrity of the court was challenged by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. (UPI Photo/Files)
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