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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of an American hero.

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    US civil rights leader Martin Luther King (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1970 Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1970 Photo: Getty Images
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    US clergyman and leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation Martin Luther King, displays 10 December 1964 in Oslo his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The only black man whose birthday is a national holiday, Martin Luther King was the leader of the moral fight against racism in America wen he was fatally shot by James Earl Ray. Photo: Getty Images
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    The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris' Sport Palace the militants of the "Movement for the Peace". Photo: Getty Images
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    Coretta Scott King and her husband Martin Luther King 09 December 1964 in Oslo where the US clergyman and civil rights leader received 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: Getty Images
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    US clergyman, civil rights leader and future Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King speaking 21 September 1964 in London at the press conference. The leader of the Movement against Racial Segregation was launching the British version of his latest book on the civil rights struggle in America, "Why We Can't Wait". Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), child-care expert, Martin Luther King (C), clergyman and black civil rights campaigner, Father Frederick Reed and Cleveland Robinson, unionist leader, lead 16 March 1967 in New York a huge pacifist rally protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam war. Photo: Getty Images
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    US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (ctr, rt.) and other major American leaders of the Black civil rights movement (l-r) John Lewis, Whitney Young, Philip Randolph, M. L. King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, meet 06 March 1963 in New York during a meeting dedicated to the organization of the "March on Washington", held 28 August 1963 to promote civil rights for Afro-Americans. Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits at a table during The Nation Institute California Conference circa 1965 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits with his hands folded for a portrait circa 1967. Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Benjamin Spock (2nd-L), child-care expert, Martin Luther King (C), clergyman and black civil rights campaigner, Father Frederick Reed and Cleveland Robinson, unionist leader, lead 16 March 1967 in New York a huge pacifist rally protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam war. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson. Photo: Getty Images
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    Portrait of Martin Luther King. Photo: Getty Images
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    Portrait of Martin Luther King. Photo: Getty Images
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    Portrait of Martin Luther King. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King gives a speech. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. Photo: Getty Images
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    Portrait of Martin Luther King. Photo: Getty Images
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    The statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo: Getty Images
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    King was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birth Home, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Getty Images
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    Tombs of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Getty Images
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    A plaque displayed on the ground in Washington D.C. where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. Photo: Getty Images
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    The tomb of the late Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Getty Images
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    The inscription carved on the tomb of Dr. King. Photo: Getty Images
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    A monument of Dr. King decorated with a flower wreath after his widow Coretta Scott King died in Rosarito, Mexico in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King Monument at Martin Luther Kings plats (MLK Square) behind the university building in Uppsala, Sweden. Photo: Getty Images
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    Martin Luther King tribute outside of the Enoch Pratt free library in Baltimore. Photo: Getty Images
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. plaque in Washington, D.C. with a quote from the civil rights leader himself. Photo: Getty Images