Martin Luther King Jr. Photos on Townhall

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              A man holds a candle at a vigil for Chavis Carter outside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.  Dozens of supporters have gathered outside the m

    A man holds a candle at a vigil for Chavis Carter outside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Dozens of supporters have gathered outside the m

    Posted: 8/21/2012 3:08:32 AM EST
    A man holds a candle at a vigil for Chavis Carter outside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Dozens of supporters have gathered outside the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was slain to pray for a young man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car. (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The Mayo Clinic says Illino

    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The Mayo Clinic says Illino

    Posted: 7/27/2012 11:33:38 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The Mayo Clinic says Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for depression at its hospital in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. When Jackson disappeared on

    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. When Jackson disappeared on

    Posted: 7/16/2012 4:33:25 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. When Jackson disappeared on a mysterious medical leave in June 2012, it took weeks for anyone in Washington to notice. Jackson has never lived up to the high expectations on the national stage. But none of that seems to matter in his district, where he’s brought home close to $1 billion in earmarks and other funding and won every election since 1995 in a landslide, despite nagging ethical questions over links to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The dual roles could help explain why the Democrat has given so few details of his medical leave. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:11:57 PM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/19/2012 11:02:25 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/14/2012 4:25:03 PM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/14/2012 4:25:03 PM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/14/2012 9:10:24 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 6/14/2012 9:10:24 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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    Posted: 6/10/2012 12:00:57 PM EST
    Tourists visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on Auburn Avenue, Friday, June 8, 2012, in Atlanta. Today Auburn Avenue is a shell of its former self, the bustling mix of banks, night clubs, churches, meat markets and funeral homes long gone, replaced with crumbling facades and cracked sidewalks. Hundreds of thousands of people still flock to Auburn Avenue to see King's birth home, the church where he preached and the crypt where he and his wife, Coretta, are buried. But tourists have little reason to linger. While King's legacy has been preserved, Auburn Avenue's business community has never recovered from the exodus of the black community that supported it. This week, the area was placed on the National Register of Historic Places' 11 Most Endangered list for the second time since 1992 in hopes of spurring preservation-oriented development. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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    Posted: 6/10/2012 12:00:56 PM EST
    The residential portion of the Sweet Auburn Historic District, including the home where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born at rear right, is seen Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Atlanta. Today Auburn Avenue is a shell of its former self, the bustling mix of banks, night clubs, churches, meat markets and funeral homes long gone, replaced with crumbling facades and cracked sidewalks. Hundreds of thousands of people still flock to Auburn Avenue to see King's birth home, the church where he preached and the crypt where he and his wife, Coretta, are buried. But tourists have little reason to linger. While King's legacy has been preserved, Auburn Avenue's business community has never recovered from the exodus of the black community that supported it. This week, the area was placed on the National Register of Historic Places' 11 Most Endangered list for the second time since 1992 in hopes of spurring preservation-oriented development. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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    Posted: 6/6/2012 1:15:47 PM EST
    FILE - This March 10, 1998, file photo shows the house where slain African-American leader Malcolm X spent part of his childhood, in the Roxbury section of Boston. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces its 2012 list of the 11 most endangered historic places. This year?s list includes historic U.S. Post Office buildings nationwide, the historic Atlanta district where Martin Luther King Jr. was born, the boyhood home of Malcolm X in Boston, the hospital complex at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, and the courthouses of Texas, among others. (AP Photo/Angela Rowlings, File)
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    Posted: 6/6/2012 1:15:46 PM EST
    FILE - This Oct. 22, 2007, file photo shows the general hospital, behind some tourists on the south side of Ellis Island in the New York harbor. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces its 2012 list of the 11 most endangered historic places. This year?s list includes historic U.S. Post Office buildings nationwide, the historic Atlanta district where Martin Luther King Jr. was born, the boyhood home of Malcolm X in Boston, the hospital complex at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, and the courthouses of Texas, among others. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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    Posted: 6/4/2012 6:05:45 AM EST
    FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2007, file photo, then-Sen. Barack Obama , D-Ill., speaks to the St. Mark Cathedral congregation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a birthday celebration in Harvey, Ill. In 2008,Obama took aim at the "pew gap," the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn't have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance in 2012. But some religious leaders and scholars who backed Obama in 2008 are skeptical. They say the Democrats have, through neglect and lack of focus, squandered the substantial gains they made with religious moderates and worry it will hurt Obama in a tight race against Republican Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)
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    Posted: 5/22/2012 4:05:53 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo, Nolan Harrison, NFL Players Association senior director of former player services and former defensive lineman, speaks during an annual breakfast recognizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Los Angeles. In recent interviews with 40 players _ 13 rookies, 17 active veterans and 10 former NFL players _ The Associated Press heard growing worry about the physical and emotional toll professional football takes. The 43-year old former NFL linebacker Junior Seau's suicide at his oceanfront home on May 2, 2012, resonated across the age groups, with more than half of each saying that particular event pushed them to ponder their future in the sport or the difficulties of adjusting to a new daily life after leaving the league. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 5/17/2012 8:40:22 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York in this file photo taken April 12, 2012. New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits were unchanged last week, according to government data on Thursday that will do little to ease concerns about a recent slowdown in jobs growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits held steady at a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:48 PM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 5/15/2012 9:23:50 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 5/15/2012 12:25:14 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

    Posted: 5/15/2012 12:23:51 AM EST
    Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson