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Looking Black On Today In 1974, Dr. King’s Mother, Alberta King Was Assassination During A Sunday Church Service

Birmingham, Alabama. 1963. A grieving mourner at the funeral of the 4 girls killed at the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing.

Danny Lyon USA. Alabama. Birmingham. 1963. Armed members of the Alabama Highway Patrol near the 16th Street Church. Image Reference NYC16910 (LYD1962014W00003/29) © Danny Lyon/Magnum Photo

Selma, AL

In this photograph, The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. King and Rosa Parks on the first of a five--day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, March 21, 1965. Photo credit: Bruce Davidson / Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

On March 7, 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers is forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama in what became known as "Bloody Sunday". Televised images of the brutal attack roused support for the U.S. civil rights movement.

Bernard Lee, Ralph Abernathy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., arriving for a meeting at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.