The Most Powerful Photo Of Martin Luther King Jr. I've Ever Seen

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In this picture, MLK removes a burnt cross someone had hammered into his lawn. There's something really haunting about the way he's nimbly pulling it out of the ground while his young son stands beside him. MLK was assassinated April 4, 1968, but his words and deeds will live on for many years to come. Listen to his "I Have a Dream" speech, and check out this photo in memory of his untimely demise.

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