*Swipe* — from – In this ​first photo​ from 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King …

*Swipe* #MartinLutherKingJrDay ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 — @Regranned from @theatlantic – In this ​first photo​ from 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pulls up a cross that was burned on lawn of his home in Atlanta, as his son stands next to him. Today, in the United States, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday established in 1986 to honor the slain civil rights leader and his accomplishments. In the 1950s and 60s, King grew into a powerful speaker and promoter of nonviolent resistance to unjust laws, inspiring thousands to protest the injustices of segregation and fight these laws in the courts. Arrested many times, his life under constant threat, King and his supporters started to see some progress with the passing of the civil rights bill in 1964, and global recognition for his efforts when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize that same year. In April of 1968, Dr. King was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee, setting off riots across the nation. Swipe right for more photos of Reverend Martin Luther King’s public life in photos, and visit theatlantic.com/photo to find Alan Taylor’s essay from 2015, “Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in Photos.” #MLK – #regrann — #ColinKaepernick #NFL #KnowYourRights #KnowYourRightsCamp #BlackLivesMatter #DoingBigThings #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic #BlackBoyJoy #BlackJoy #BlackExcellence #BlackGirlsWhoBlog #BlacksWhoBlog #TakeAKnee #TakeTheKnee


Updated: March 31, 2018 — 1:02 pm

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