Martin Luther King Jr.
On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Elbert Ransom has advocated for civil rights since he was 17, the age at which he met a 24-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama.
Griff Davis was a photographer, journalist and diplomat when both African countries and African Americans were struggling toward greater freedom.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white teenage girl with a conservative Virginia upbringing, became an unlikely civil rights hero in the Jim Crow era.
Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. His legacy still inspires millions.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on history has been felt well beyond the United States. Learn why the civil rights leader is honored around the world.
Both bands are all-male, sing without any musical instruments and have followers around the world. One group is Jewish and the other African American.
For the young members of the Ballou High School marching band in Washington, the parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has special meaning.
Chilean-American photographer Camilo Vergara records murals of Martin Luther King Jr. done by amateurs on walls of groceries, churches and old buildings.