How the FBI Tried to Block Martin Luther King’s Commencement Speech
This is a famous picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Both of these men were Civil Rights activists, and Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by Nation of Islam Members, because of their disagreement in his influential messages about Civil Rights.
On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people participate in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan 15th, 1929 in Atlanta. But did you know that he was born with the name Michael? In this awesome photo (doesn’t he look adorable in his hat?), Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest the lack of voting rights for African Americans in 1965. Photo: Steve Schapiro/Corbis.