Martin Luther King, Jr. with his father and son, Atlanta, GA, 1963, by Richard Avedon

Martin Luther King, Jr. with his father and son, Atlanta, GA, 1963, by Richard Avedon

This is Claudette Colvin, who refused to be treated like a substandard citizen on one of those Montgomery buses — and did it nine months before Mrs. Parks. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his political debut fighting her arrest.

This is Claudette Colvin, who refused to be treated like a substandard citizen on one of those Montgomery buses — and did it nine months before Mrs. Parks. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his political debut fighting her arrest.

This is thought to be the earliest photograph of the US Capitol building, still with the old copper dome {1846}

This is thought to be the earliest photograph of the US Capitol building, still with the old copper dome {1846}

Rare photographs of Martin Luther King Jr. at home. Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family. (1)

Rare photographs of Martin Luther King Jr. at home. Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family. (1)

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