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Martin Luther King's mother slain in church: From the archive, 1 July 1974

Alberta King, mother of the late Rev Martin Luther King, was shot and killed today as she played the organ for morning service

Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is US Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist pastor in Alabama, who when faced with the racial injustices of his time used non-violent means to improve the civil rights of African Americans. In 1964, Dr. King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

Civil war era 12-pounder Napoleon field cannon located in Gettysburg, VA. Adopted by the French in the mid 19th century, these 12 pounders were significantly lighter and more portable, and could fire solid balls, shells, and cannisters. These were the most common of the field artillery during the American Civil War.

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Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 - 1968. Clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was born into slavery in Dorchester County. When she was thirty she escaped to freedom to Philadelphia where she learned about the Underground Railroad. After receiving her freedom she helped over 300 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War she worked as a spy, soldier and nurse. In 1995 the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor.