Martin Luther King Jr. Photo Gallery and related media
Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK in Birmingham Jail
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama. October 1967. During an earlier arrest King wrote his famous
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.(16 Photos)
See pictures from the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Integration of Central High School
Integration of Central High School(9 Photos)
In 1957 nine black students enrolled at the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
March on Washington
March on Washington(9 Photos)
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Jesse Jackson: Impact of MLK's Death
Jesse Jackson: Impact of MLK's DeathVideo Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
"...All that I really knew to do at the time was to call upon my own analytic instincts. When a major player is hurt, you can't forfeit the game. You have to toughen up and buckle up, take a deep breath, and keep playing even in that player's name. You have to continue..."
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.Video Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
On Ask Steve, the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassination was discussed. His connection with the White House was cut off my President Lyndon Johnson because of his lack of support for the Vietnam War. He then went to Memphis.
Origins of Black History Month
Origins of Black History MonthVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
A brief look at the history of African Americans and Black History Month.
Jesse Jackson: MLK's Agony
Jesse Jackson: MLK's AgonyVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
Jesse Jackson talks about Dr. King's suffering during the Civil Rights Movement.
Jesse Jackson Recalls MLK's Last Day
Jesse Jackson Recalls MLK's Last DayVideo Clip (2:05)
Video Clip (2:05)
Jesse Jackson remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s reflective mood on the day he was assassinated.
Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A DreamVideo Clip (16:15)
Video Clip (16:15)
We are unable to offer the full ''I Have a Dream'' speech, the rights to which are controlled by the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To view a full transcript of this and other speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit The Kings Papers Project Web site.
Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.
Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.Video Clip (1:44)
Video Clip (1:44)
Bill Clinton speaks on his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Condoleezza Rice: Memories of Dr. King
Condoleezza Rice: Memories of Dr. KingVideo Clip (1:43)
Video Clip (1:43)
In this video on Martin Luther King, we see an interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and hear what she has to say about the man who tried to change America. Don't miss this compelling story about her hometown and the king.
Jesse Jackson: Aftermath of King Assassination
Jesse Jackson: Aftermath of King AssassinationVideo Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
In this History Channel video clip, we see an interview with Jesse Jackson. See how emotional it still is for Jackson, to sit down and talk about Martin Luther King and how he was killed right next to him some years ago.
Martin Luther King III on his Father
Martin Luther King III on his FatherVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
Martin Luther King III remembers his father's love of all people and transformative effects on the world.
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Jesse Jackson: King's Final Sermon
Jesse Jackson: King's Final SermonAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
"...and then Dr. King gave this speech. He climaxed talking about how he had been to the mountaintop. What I remember the most about the speech was how ministers, who ordinarily will exclaim joy and support a minister who is speaking. But how ministers cried. It was that kind of speech..."
Booker T. Washington on Race Relations
Booker T. Washington on Race RelationsAudio Clip (3:28)
Audio Clip (3:28)
On September 18, 1895, at the Atlanta Exposition, Booker T. Washington rises to national fame when he delivers what came to be known as his “Atlanta Compromise” speech, in which he advocates for the races to work together while remaining separate socially.
Harry Belafonte Rates "I Have a Dream" Speech
Harry Belafonte Rates "I Have a Dream" SpeechAudio Clip (0:27)
Audio Clip (0:27)
According to Belafonte, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech ranks as one of the most important speeches in American political history.
Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism
Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her ActivismAudio Clip (0:40)
Audio Clip (0:40)
Fannie Lou Hamer, who worked as a field organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to expand black voter registration, discusses her awakening to racial injustice.
A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality
A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial EqualityAudio Clip (0:59)
Audio Clip (0:59)
Born April 15, 1889, A. Philip Randolph was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in America. In one of many speeches on racial justice, Randolph ponders the question of how to right past wrongs.
Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Audio Clip (2:42)
Audio Clip (2:42)
On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."
Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation
Adam Clayton Powell Rallies CongregationAudio Clip (3:54)
Audio Clip (3:54)
In a 1967 sermon, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., pastor and congressman from Harlem, New York City, reaches out to the downtrodden and depressed with his "keep the faith, baby" slogan.
Tutu Speaks Out Against Apartheid
Tutu Speaks Out Against ApartheidAudio Clip (1:54)
Audio Clip (1:54)
In an October 28, 1985, address to the United Nations Special Political Committee, Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for the immediate dismantling of apartheid.
Nelson Mandela Gathers Support to Abolish Apartheid
Nelson Mandela Gathers Support to Abolish ApartheidAudio Clip (2:03)
Audio Clip (2:03)
After being held for 27 years as a political prisoner, the newly freed Nelson Mandela stands before the United Nations on June 22, 1990. As deputy president of the African National Congress, Mandela delivers a speech to the Special Committee Against Apartheid and calls for continued economic sanctions against South Africa to help force an end to segregation.
Robert F. Kennedy Calls Governor of Mississippi
Robert F. Kennedy Calls Governor of MississippiAudio Clip (4:13)
Audio Clip (4:13)
On September 29, 1962, as measures are taken to safely transport James Meredith to the University of Mississippi where he will enroll in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding desegregation of the institution, President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy make a series of phone calls to Gov. Ross Barnett who has openly defied the Court's ruling. Attorney General Kennedy gets exasperated when the governor shoots down his idea for crowd control.
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