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January 19, 2009

Lincoln Memorial, May 1957

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A beautiful and intimate photograph. Apropos of yesterday (1, 2) and today.

(image: Paul Schutzer. May 1957. Washington, DC. via Google/LIFE archive. caption: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at ‘Prayer Pilgramage for Freedom’ at Lincoln Memorial)

  • http://www.nocaptionneeded.com Hariman

    Wow. How could this one have been forgotten? Great work in the archive, Michael.

  • richard dent

    wonderful photo. I was there in 1963, the event that is usually the one commemorated. The struggle had gone on long before then.

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