The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is welcomed with a kiss from Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Ala., March 22, 1956.

AP Photo/Gene Herrick

On this national holiday, ESSENCE looks back at the iconic thought leader and civil rights activist. Rest in power, Dr. King!

Essence.com
Jan, 17, 2016

On this national holiday, ESSENCE looks back at the iconic thought leader and civil rights activist. Rest in power, Dr. King!

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