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The balcony at the National Civil Rights Museum.  A wreath marks where Martin Luther King, Jr. was standing when he was shot.  From the Arthur Webb Collection.

The balcony at the National Civil Rights Museum. A wreath marks where Martin Luther King, Jr. was standing when he was shot. From the Arthur Webb Collection.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Celebration

Above, a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., taken by Ernest Withers on July 31, 1959.  King was speaking at the Freedom Rally held in support of local candidates Russell B. Sugarmon, Benjamin L. Hooks, Roy Love and Henry C. Burton.  To view other photos and items related to Dr. King, click here.

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