MLK Day 2018: 15 Unforgettable Full-Color Pictures of Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Even though we’ve made great strides history when it comes to completely abolishing racism, bigotry, and YES, slavery—which unbelievably continues to exist in this day and age, there’s insurmountable evidence that we have so much work left to do.  I want to thank you Dr. King for your dedication and sacrifice to help humanity continue to rise and inspire the next generation of people for the greater good.  It is truly up to us to set an example as greatly as possible so that our children won’t be lost.

In honor of MLK Day, I took some time and effort to share some of my favorite full-color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in hopes of inspiring some of you out there to not only do better for our own lives, but as well as for our loved ones and the less fortunate.  I hope you enjoy.

Rest in power always and forever Dr. King,

— R

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Chicago’s City Hall on July 10, 1966. | Courtesy of Bernard Kleina
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama | Courtesy of AP Photos
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom link arms on Aug. 28, 1963.  The march provided the setting for King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. | Courtesy of Robert W. Kelley / Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading the second Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, on March 9, 1965. | Courtesy of Frank Dandridge / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by reporters during a public address in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1962. | Courtesy of Ernst Haas / Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holding up photos of three young civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi, during a press conference on Dec. 4, 1964. | Courtesy of Bettmann / Bettmann Archive
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Circa 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sitting for a portrait at Atlanta University. | Courtesy of Howard Sochurek Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. | Courtesy of Francis Miller Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a demonstration against police treatment of voter rights demonstrators in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 17, 1965. | Courtesy of Chicago History Museum / Getty Images
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View of the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968. | Courtesy of Art Shay / Getty Images
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. | Courtesy of Frank Dandridge | Getty Images
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Overview image in front of the Lincoln Memorial during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. | Courtesy of Bob Gomel | Getty Images
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Image of President Lyndon B. Johnson and advisers after learning of the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Courtesy of Historical / Getty Images
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Streets were set ablaze from rioters after learning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. | Courtesy of Lee Balterman / Getty Images

What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you? How has Dr. King impacted your life? How would you think the world would be if he was alive today? I would love to read your thoughts and comments.

To my readers, I invite you to join me on Facebook and to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.  You can also reach me via email at:  rgilmore@orangemoonwerks.com

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