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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 21 January 2013 “Remember! Celebrate! Act!”

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2 Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 21 January 2013 “Remember! Celebrate! Act!”

3 King was born on January 15, 1929 at 501 Auburn Ave., on the second floor of the Queen Anne-style house owned by his grandfather A.D. Williams. Today, "Sweet Auburn”, the prosperous black neighborhood that was home to King and his parents, grandparents, brother and sister, lies largely within a national historic site and a preservation district, a reminder of Atlanta's role in pushing a tide of change in America.

4 Ebenezer Baptist church: IPIX view from outside the church

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6 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is welcomed with a kiss by his wife Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Ala., March 22, 1956.

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10 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his son Dexter greet parishioners at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church after Sunday services in 1964.

11 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. looks at the glass door of his rented beach cottage in St. Augustine, Fla., that was shot into on June 5, 1964.

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14 A rare moment of leisure for King: playing pool in February 1966.

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19 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell in the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala. on November 3, 1967.

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27 Civil Rights Leaders (L to R) John Lewis, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer,and Roy Wilkins

28 Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Peace Prize

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31 President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, with Martin Luther King, Jr., looking on

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37 Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader, places a wreath at his father’s tomb in Atlanta at he conclusion of a day-long celebration of his father’s 40 th birthday.

38 President Ronald Reagan signs legislation enacting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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40 In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Complied and edited by Susan Ging Lent


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