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PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. In Color

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At a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., May 9, 1963.

At the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.

Alabama, 1965.

Alabama, 1965.

The march from Memphis, Tenn. to Jackson, Miss., June 9, 1965.

On Oct. 24, 1966 in Atlanta , Ga.

Testifying before the Senate Government Operations subcommittee in Washington Dec. 15, 1966.

At a peace rally in New York City, April 15,1967

The balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tenn., April 6, 1968, two days after the assassination.

Mourners in Sisters Chapel at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, April 8, 1968.

A brace of plow mules drawing the farm wagon bearing the mahogany casket along the funeral procession route in Atlanta, Ga., April 9, 1968. Reverend Jesse Jackson, in green, and Andrew Young, at the left corner of the casket, are among some of the mourners.

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