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Martin Luther King at home

The Kings at Home  Born in Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his new wife Coretta moved to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 after King accepted a position as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1952031_2021391,00.html#ixzz0d06nGa9w

Man of Letters  Twenty months after he arrived in Montgomery, a local seamstress named Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a city bus to a white passenger.
Head of the Table  News of the Montgomery bus boycott spread across the U.S. and abroad. Donations supporting the boycotters poured in and Dr. King's words were heard by millions.
Conversation  King explained in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta.
a very emotional picture :
King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1952031_2021405,00.html#ixzz0d07AdX6G

Family Time  King and Coretta sit at their dining room table with their daughters Yolanda and Bernice. They also had two sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter.
Moment  In 1964, shortly after King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he invited photographer Flip Schulke to take pictures of himself and his family at home.
The Horror  On April 25, 1960 Atlanta Ku Klux Klansmen burned crosses in front of several black homes in the city. The King residence was one of the houses that was targeted.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1952031_2021418,00.html#ixzz0d07rQQxn

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