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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
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"Scene on the Mayor’s Steps"
From the "Nashville Sit-in Story"
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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"I Hope We’ll Meet Again"
From the "Nashville Sit-in Story"
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Pennant From the March on Washington
1963

"Let the world know we want freedom," August 28, 1963
As it proclaims, this pennant "was there" for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. During the 1960s and '70s, curators collected objects from civil rights, women's rights, antiwar, and other demonstrations taking place on the National Mall. The Smithsonian continues to document political events as they unfold.

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Martin Luther King Jr., born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA; died April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN
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· Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963
· Civil Rights Movement
· "Scene on the Mayor’s Steps"
· "I Hope We’ll Meet Again"

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