A telegram from Martin Luther King Jr. to President Kennedy re: the 16th Street Church bombings. Fifty years ago today, four girls - Addie Mae Collins (14), Denise McNair (11), Carole Robertson (14), and Cynthia Wesley (14) - were killed in the attack.
Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate through violence. Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that.
— Martin Luther King
50 years ago today! Martin Luther King told everyone about his dream #mlk #martinlutherking
White House Meeting with Civil Rights Leaders. June 22, 1963
Photograph of meeting with Civil Rights leaders. Front Row Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Roy Wilkins, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Walter P. Reuther, Whitney M. Young, A Philip Randolph Second Row Second From Left Rosa Gragg Top Row Third From Left James Farmer
From the Abbie Rowe White House Photographs series
History Meme: 3/10 Moments: I Have a Dream
I Have a Dream is a public speech by American activist Martin Luther King Jr.. It was delivered by King on August 28th, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
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Today is also a significant NASA anniversary: the launch of Apollo 6. Later that same day, MLK was shot. Quite a day today is in history…
Telegram to Martin Luther King, Jr., Requesting Testimony before House Judiciary Committee on Voting Rights Act of 1965, 3/18/1965, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (ARC 5637790)
Room 2141 in Rayburn… I wonder if I ever went by there this summer?