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August 26, 2013: With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who've shaped modern America. http://ti.me/17CH4K3

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Dr. Martin Luther King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the Civil Rights Movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (photo taken 1962)

1962 American clergyman and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. - makes a public address in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images)

Dr. Martin Luther King, 1957

Time magazine portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. Boris Chaliapin Watercolor and pencil on board, after photograph by Walter Bennett

This poster made from the cover of Time magazine features the timeless beauty of Marilyn Monroe. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches, edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith

Martin Luther King, Jr leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march, also known as 'Turnaround Tuesday', Selma, Ala., March 1965.

12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

American religious and Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march.

King Jr, Martin Luther King, Life Quotes, To Die For, Martin O'malley

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Reverend, Martin Luther King, Jr. - definitely wisdom

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr (I love this picture of the King family).

"Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives."  MLK via Nurture Nature Project

"Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives." MLK via Nurture Nature Project Martin Luther King.

WikiLeaks創設者ジュリアン・アサンジ TIME誌による2010年のパーソン・オブ・ザ・イヤーに選ばれた。

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange is leading an online poll to be named Time magazines quotPerson of the Yearquot - while an online bookmaker painted him as the equivalent of Saddam Hussein in betting terms.

MLK on Religion and Science

Martin Luther King on Science and Religion

Science and religion. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Oh that God had not called this great Warrior home!

Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech written in it's entirety.

Martin Luther King's historic and stirring 'I Have A Dream' speech in it's glorious entirety. But it was his delivery and the cadences that stirred the spirit then and will continue to do so for generations to come.