Martin Luther King – a life in pictures

Look back at the life of the Civil Rights activist

BORN IN ATLANTA, Georgia on January 15 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. went onto become one of the greatest figures in the Civil Rights movement.

He led the black boycott (1955-56) of segregated city bus lines and later that year gained a major victory when Montgomery buses became integrated.

On August 28, 1963, he delivered his famous speech I Have A Dream on the steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to a crowd of 250,000.

Sadly, five years later on the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. King was assassinated.

We salute and pay tribute to a powerful and inspirational man who put his life on the line to achieve better conditions for black people.

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