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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King, 1962

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. Dr. King was photographed by Karsh in August, 1962, not long after King was bailed from jail by Billy Graham.

King was awarded at least fifty honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and in 1964 he became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S. Read more.

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