Dan Weiner
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MLK & the Civil Rights Movement
Matthew Hong

This feature honors Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Photography by Bruce Davidson, Yoichi Okamoto, Gordon Parks, James Karales, Marion S. Trikosko, and Bob Adelman.

Over half a century after his assassination, the U.S. still has a long journey ahead. Through some strange social contract, the civil inequities have only been transformed into legal institutionalized violence which continues to this day and the very notion of equality as an ideal is under attack by certain extreme right wing groups – or not so extreme as it turns out – some of whose most ardent champions and known associates even serve and continue to advise at the White House.