Dr. Martin Luther King Jr accomplished more in 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in 100 lifetimes. He was born January 15, 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr accomplished more in 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in 100 lifetimes. He was born January 15, 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

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mlk family | Pictures of Dr Martin Luther King | Dr Martin Luther King Photos

mlk family | Pictures of Dr Martin Luther King | Dr Martin Luther King Photos

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Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

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Chicago Tribune - WPIX Reporter Marvin Scott Covers Martin Luther King's Funeral - Photos At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. The .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King's right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was immediately taken to a…

Chicago Tribune - WPIX Reporter Marvin Scott Covers Martin Luther King's Funeral - Photos At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. The .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King's right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was immediately taken to a…

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Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. November 11, 1984 Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. dies of a heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia. Better known as “Daddy King,” he was the father of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and was himself, an early civil rights leader. The elder King was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the center for much of his son’s civil rights activity.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. November 11, 1984 Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. dies of a heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia. Better known as “Daddy King,” he was the father of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and was himself, an early civil rights leader. The elder King was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the center for much of his son’s civil rights activity.

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Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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The coffin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by mourners, including his children.

The coffin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by mourners, including his children.

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Martin Luther King - last moments of life
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