Photos: Remembering civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on 89th anniversary of his birth

By Miriam Velasquez

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929, was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. A Baptist minister, King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is accompanied by his wife, Coretta Scott King, as he appears at a press conference on the occasion of the release of his book “Why [READ MORE HERE]

    Source: OC Register

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