Today April 4th marks the anniversary of the death of two important leaders in the fight for black freedom--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Read little-known history about MLK’s pressure on JFK to issue a “2nd Emancipation Proclamation” on page 102 of Emancipation Proclamation “Forever Free”  https://www.umiblackhistory.com    Photo by Paul Schutzer, Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images

Today April 4th marks the anniversary of the death of two important leaders in the fight for black freedom--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Read little-known history about MLK’s pressure on JFK to issue a “2nd Emancipation Proclamation” on page 102 of Emancipation Proclamation “Forever Free” https://www.umiblackhistory.com Photo by Paul Schutzer, Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images

Toni Morrison.  Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, American Book Award, once called “the nearest thing America has to a national novelist”

Toni Morrison. Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, American Book Award, once called “the nearest thing America has to a national novelist”

Even as a kid, something seemed horribly wrong about my country's war in Vietnam.  This picture brought those doubts to the fore and outraged enough Americans so that the debate turned to how to end the conflict.

Even as a kid, something seemed horribly wrong about my country's war in Vietnam. This picture brought those doubts to the fore and outraged enough Americans so that the debate turned to how to end the conflict.

New York City: Classic Photos of the Big Apple by LIFE Photographers

Love Letter to New York: Classic LIFE Photos of the Big Apple

President Ford becomes the first United States President to visit Auschwitz: July 29, 1975

President Ford becomes the first United States President to visit Auschwitz: July 29, 1975

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seen through sea of microphones, speaking before crowd of 25,000 civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building.

Capturing the Selma-to-Montgomery March

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seen through sea of microphones, speaking before crowd of 25,000 civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building.

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Google Image Result for http://www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/images/8f582_MLK-Home-thumb-400xauto-29178%5B1%5D.jpg

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