Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Billy Graham, 1918-2018

The Crown
Reverend Billy Graham, 1972

American evangelical Christian William Franklin Graham Jr. has died.

Graham was a spiritual adviser to American presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. He was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson (one of Graham’s closest friends) and Richard Nixon. He insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades in 1953 and invited Martin Luther King Jr. to preach jointly at a revival in New York City in 1957. Graham bailed King out of jail in the 1960s when King was arrested in demonstrations. (Wikipedia)

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