On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a trip to my high school, where Dr. King spoke during his only trip to Seattle in 1961. GHS was the first non-white majority high school in Seattle, as commemorated in a new hallway mural project that traces Seattle’s Central District history — and Garfield High School’s place within it.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with his father and son
in Atlanta, Georgia
March 22, 1963.
Photographed by Richard Avedon
APRIL 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated
Forty-four years ago, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.
Watch this American Experience clip of King describing the teachings of the nonviolence movement.
King also shares his thoughts on Malcolm X’s criticism and President Kennedy’s strides to help the Civil Rights Movement.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center, devoted to nonviolent social change, released on its website today some 200,000 never-before-seen documents from King’s life, including his transcript from Harvard, correspondence with President Kennedy, scribbled notes, telegrams, photographs, letters from his wife, and so on.
It’s laid out beautifully and is pretty amazing to see.