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SELMA: A Pictorial Tribute to DR. Martin Luther King Jnr

 

 

Kushfilms.com is commemorating the great man Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr and the new film SELMA directed by Ava DuVernay and starring British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo of which Kush Promotions our Marketing/PR company side of business is working on; details MLK’s leadership and involvement in the 1965 march to the US southern town on Selma we are pleased to feature this article which first appeared online as a Huffington Post-Black Voices feature.

MLK DAY: 19th January is celebrated annually in the United States of America
Article courtesy of The Huffington Post
Written By Lilly Workneh
19/01/15

We all know Martin Luther King, Jr. to be among the world’s greatest educators, freedom fighters, orators, leaders and truth seekers — but his four children knew of many more loving layers to a man who had already earned a pretty high pedestal in society.

Despite all the great accolades Dr. King achieved throughout his short-lived life, there was perhaps one role that held prominence over most and that was being a father to his beloved children.

Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, welcomed four kids (Dexter, Bernice, Yolanda and Martin Luther King III) — all of whom were once pint-sized toddlers who admired their father for reasons too many to list. Decades after his death, their admiration has not dwindled.

On a day commemorating Dr. King (Monday 19th January annually) and celebrating his legacy, we invite you to a series of photos that show a rarely pictured and uplifting – but not any less authentic — side to Dr. King during his days in Montgomery, Alabama.

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After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is freed from jail under a $2000 appeal bond, he is greeted by his wife Coretta and children, Marty and Yoki, at the airport in Chamblee, Georgia on October 27, 1960.

 

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Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home with his family in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and his family eat their Sunday dinner after church on November 8, 1964.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. serves pieces of chicken to his young sons Marty and Dexter at Sunday dinner on November 8, 1964.

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Martin Luther King Jr. holds his young son Dexter on his lap at home in Atlanta, November 8, 1960.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. and his family eat their Sunday dinner after church on November 8, 1964.

 

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Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home with his family in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. pushes his young son Dexter on a swing set in their backyard, November 1960.

 

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Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home with his family in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama.