Happy 90th birthday to Sidney Poitier! Born today, Feb. 20, 1927 in Miami, Fla. He is pictured here at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prayer Pilgrimage in Washington D.C., 1957. (Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
This mini-collection of photographs were individually selected from the prestigious Getty Images collections to help PBS LearningMedia teachers and students discuss the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the broader Civil Rights Movement.
April 4, 1968 — Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Joseph Louw / The LIFE Images Collection / Getty. Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, and others stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel and point in the direction of gunshots that killed American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis.
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born 88 years ago today on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is pictured here at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C. in 1963. (Robert W. Kelley—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
2pac Quotes & Sayings (JEGiR KH Design) 63- We talk a lot about Malcolm X and Martin Luther King JR, but It’s time to be like them, as strong as them... They were mortal men like us and everyone of us can be like them. I don’t want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says... this is who i am, this is what i do. I say what’s on my mind...
Today marks the official holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is pictured here leading a prayer in a church before the second Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march, also known as 'Turnaround Tuesday', Selma, Ala., March 1965. (Frank Dandridge—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #MartinLutherKingJr