Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

A smiling Martin Luther King, Jr. participates in a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Washington, DC, January 18, 1964. Photo credit: LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto, serial no. W418-5. A large (40MB) TIFF version of this image

Martin Luther King Jr. believed in a world where “the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are guaranteed for all humankind. Today, people around the globe follow in King’s footsteps by continuing to fight for these rights through peaceful protest.

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