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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King, 1962

Fifty-six years ago, in August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Karsh noted: “In August 1962 I was asked to hurry down to Atlanta, Georgia, to photograph the Reverend Martin Luther King for a national publication. He had just returned home from nearby Albany, where for months he had been leading the most concentrated and sustained assault on segregation seen till then in the South…  No man in America personified better than Martin Luther King the dedication of his people to their inalienable rights.” Read more.