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Selma to Montgomery - Anniversary A group of children sit on a wall watching part of the great march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by Martin Luther King in the name of black voting rights, March

In 1957, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower passed the first Civil Rights Act in 82 years. Congressional Democrats blocked all attempts at CRAs during FDR's and Truman's administrations. Pictured: Laster Grander, Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Philip Randolph, and Roy Wilkins meet with Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, Attorney General Williams Rogers, Rocco Siclliano, and Frederic Morrow at the White House. June, 1958.

In 1956 Martin Luther King Jr voted for Republican Dwight Einsenhower. Einsenhower was the first president to invite Dr. King to the White House.

Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of Voting Rights activists (including Georgia Congressman John Lewis, right) marches toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

and thousands of Voting Rights activists (including Georgia Congressman John Lewis, right) marches toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

When you stand up to tyranny, it will determine the content of your character. #MLK #CivilRights

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" written by Martin Luther King Jr. after being arrested and booked on April 1963

Ossie, Martin, Ruby Dee

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee wishing Dr. King a Happy Birthday

Selma to Montgomery - 50th Anniversary | FILE PHOTO 1965 Selma to Montgomery March. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at rally March 17, 1965.

Selma to Montgomery - Anniversary

King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.

One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky

Seven African American teens walking the steps to a school, while the white students are watching on during the demonstration regarding school integration. 1956.

Seven African American teens walking the steps to the school, while white students watch on, during the demonstration regarding school integration.

Memorable Iconic Faces from the Civil Rights Movement.....

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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.

leads a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, also known as 'Turnaround Tuesday'.

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