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LIFE and Civil Rights: Anatomy of a Protest, Virginia, 1960 | LIFE.com

LIFE and Civil Rights: Anatomy of a Protest, Virginia, 1960 | LIFE.com

If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven then I don't want to go there..... Martin Luther King Jr and Harry Belfonte

If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven then I don't want to go there..... Martin Luther King Jr and Harry Belfonte

Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born 88 years ago today on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is pictured here at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C. in 1963. (Robert W. Kelley—The LIFE Picture...

Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born 88 years ago today on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is pictured here at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C. in 1963. (Robert W. Kelley—The LIFE Picture...

Martin Luther King meets with Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy. Both ended up being victims of assassinations. It was a double tragedy for America !

Martin Luther King meets with Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy. Both ended up being victims of assassinations. It was a double tragedy for America !

Powerful photo of Harry Belafonte & Coretta Scott King at Dr King's funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968

Powerful photo of Harry Belafonte & Coretta Scott King at Dr King's funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968

To inspire, to believe, and to fight against all odds.  Martin Luther King Jr.  Malcom X

To inspire, to believe, and to fight against all odds. Martin Luther King Jr. Malcom X

King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”

Rare Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. at Home - Photo Essays

King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wife Coretta Scott King sing hymns at the piano, with first-born daughter Yolanda looking on, in a family moment. /Moneta Sleet Jr./Ebony Collection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wife Coretta Scott King sing hymns at the piano, with first-born daughter Yolanda looking on, in a family moment. /Moneta Sleet Jr./Ebony Collection

▶ Mahalia Jackson sings April 1968 Martin Luther King Funeral - YouTube/  I pin this to this board only because of the monumental event.

▶ Mahalia Jackson sings April 1968 Martin Luther King Funeral - YouTube/ I pin this to this board only because of the monumental event.

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