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In Pics: Martin Luther King

Fifty years after King’s assassination, the dream of the civil rights giant and his mesmeric speeches remain as relevant as ever

THE MAN WITH A DREAM MARTIN LUTHER KING

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“GIVE US THE BALLOT”

The Civil Rights Movement finds its voice in Baptist minister Dr Martin Luther King Jr as he addresses the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on 17 May 1957. A gifted orator, his speech repeatedly calls for black Americans to be granted the vote.

© Estate of James Karales, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

King struggles to answer the eldest of his four children, Yolanda, who has asked why she can’t go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park. He later describes this moment as “one of the most painful experiences I have ever faced”.

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