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The photojournalist Benjamin Fernandez captured images of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the fervor of the era’s protest movements.

Benedict J. Fernandez, a professed “photo-anthropologist” who captured the persona of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the fervor of the King era’s protest movements before mentoring a generation of professional photographers, died on Jan. 31.

Pastor and professor Howard Thurman wrote the groundbreaking book “Jesus and the Disinherited,” which had a profound influence on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s faith and activism. Read more about him and other Black Americans who changed history:

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During Black History Month, an auction house is offering a piece of civil rights history: pages of an old jail record signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was incarcerated in Alabama in 1963.

“I hope somebody buys this that will put it on display." An auction house is offering a piece of America's civil rights history: pages of an old jail record signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was incarcerated in Alabama in 1963.

During Black History Month, an auction house is offering a piece of civil rights history: pages of an old jail record signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was incarcerated in Alabama in 1963.

Birmingham jailhouse logbook pages, signed multiple times by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., are up for auction for the first time

Birmingham jail logs from 1963 signed by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are up for auction

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Birmingham jail logs from 1963 signed by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are up for auction

Birmingham jail logs from 1963 signed by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are up for auction

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President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill volunteered at a food kitchen in Pennsylvania to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Nichelle Nichols almost left Star Trek after Season One. Why'd she stay? Because a fan of the show told Nichols she was the only Black actor on TV in a role worth having, and she was a role model to his children. That fan? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1963 March on Washington, and spoke shortly before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.

John Lewis was the youngest and last surviving member of the Big Six civil rights activists, a group led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lewis led some 600 protesters in the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Today has been a very moving day. Earlier we were with Rev. Jesse Jackson. Tonight we are with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We are seeing the arc of justice that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about.

"This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor." - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — a true drum major for justice. The least I can do is be a cheerleader for justice, standing up for our federal employees and their families, and resisting Donald Trump. #MLK90  #MLKDay 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was in Memphis in 1968 to protest with sanitation workers the week he was killed. Here’s the story of one of those workers, Cleophus Smith, who is still on the job today.

"We cannot allow the nations of the world to embrace the words that come from our President as a reflection of the true spirit of America." Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at an #MLKDay  honoring the civil rights leader.

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