A makeup man puts a little powder on Martin Luther King's brow before a television program in Washington, Aug. 13, 1957. The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference discussed the current racial situation on NBC's "Meet the Press" program. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs) Photo: Henry Burroughs, STF / Beaumont

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His life in pictures

A makeup man puts a little powder on Martin Luther King's brow before a television program in Washington, Aug. The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference discussed the current racial situation on NBC's "Meet the Press" program.

Martin Luther King and others formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to fight segregation.  | Kids Discover Birth of the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King and others formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to fight segregation.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in   front of SCLC Headquarters   in Atlanta

The SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), a Civil Rights group, was founded by Martin Luther King, Jr, Charles K. Steele and Fred L. Shuttlesworth in

22-Little six year old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King's shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April 11, 1966, in Miami, Fl. Dr. King arrived in Miami for a meeting to establish a local chapter of his S.C.L.C. (AP Photo) / Beaumont

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His life in pictures

Six-year-old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King& shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April in Miami, Florida.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd.], 08/28/1963

Civil Rights March on Washington, D. and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks during the annual meeting of the ...

speaks during the annual meeting of the National Insurance Association held at the Sheraton-Chicago

Dr. Charles G. Gomillion as an educator and community activist who also worked at the Tuskegee Institute for more than 40 years. As president of the Tuskegee Civic Association, Gomillion worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in order to increas...Dr. Charles G. Gomillion as an educator and community activist who also worked at the Tuskegee Institute for more than 40 years. As president of the Tuskegee Civic Association, Gomillion worked…

Dr. Charles G. Gomillion as an educator and community activist who also worked at the Tuskegee Institute for more than 40 years. As president of the Tuskegee Civic Association, Gomillion worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in order to increas...Dr. Charles G. Gomillion as an educator and community activist who also worked at the Tuskegee Institute for more than 40 years. As president of the Tuskegee Civic Association, Gomillion worked…

Joseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Martin Luther KingJoseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Martin Luther King Jr. and his immediate successor, Ralph…

Joseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Andrew Jackson Young, first African American to serve as UN Ambassador - politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as Mayor of Atlanta and a Congressman from the 5th (Georgia). He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Foreign Relations subcommittee on African Affairs with American U. Ambassador & human/civil rights activist Andrew Young

James Orange was a pastor and leading civil rights activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He also worked as an assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and later became a project coordinator for Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Orange was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but moved to Atlanta, G...James Orange was a pastor and leading civil rights activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He also worked as an assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and later became a project coordinator…

James Orange was a pastor and leading civil rights activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He also worked as an assistant to Dr.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference VISION NOW! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference VISION NOW! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Strength to Love Gift

Strength to Love Gift

Martin Luther King’s Book of Sermons, Strength to Love – 5 Lessons and Takeaways

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