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Martin Luther King, Jr. - People ride bikes past stacks of barricades used to close monuments near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US federal government reopened after a 16-day forced shutdown. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

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People ride bikes past stacks of barricades used to close monuments near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US federal government reopened after a 16-day forced shutdown. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - People ride bikes past stacks of barricades used to close monuments near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US federal government reopened after a 16-day forced shutdown. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A US Park Ranger helps a tourist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US federal government reopened after a 16-day forced shutdown. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US federal government reopened after a 16-day forced shutdown. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 'Distinguished NAACP Volunteer' cards belonging to Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and his personal secretary Maude Ballou are displayed at Heritage Auctions on October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - The first letter opener used at Montgomery Improvement Association is displayed at Heritage Auctions on October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - Howard Ballou, son of Maude Ballou the personal secretary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., holds the final page of the original 'I Have a Dream' speech with a note at Heritage Auctions on October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Heritage Auctions employee organizes Martin Luther King, Jr., Autograph Notecards containing notes for a speech, circa December 1959, at Heritage Auctions on October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A copy of 'List of Persons and Churches Most Vulnerable to Violent Attacks.' is displayed at Heritage Auctions on October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - 'Flyer: Black Opposition to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.' is displayed at Heritage Auctions October 16, 2013 in New York. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s handwritten notes, writings and correspondence from the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers, are scheduled to be auctioned by Heritage Auctions October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US Park Police Officers yell at a biker while closing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A US Park Police Officer stands at a closed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US Park Police Officers speak to a biker while closing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US Park Rangers place barricades in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013, as all National Parks closed due to a US government shutdown.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - Joe Salvatore, National Park Service Director of Facilities and Services, speaks on the phone whole closing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US National Park Service employees close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A US Park Police Officer and National Park Service employees close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US National Park Service employees close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A US Park Service Ranger attaches a closed sign to the main entrance of the Martin Luther King Jr.Monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday in a replay of brinkmanship between Republican and Democratic forces last seen in 1995-96. After Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in 1994, hardliners picked a fight with then president Bill Clinton over budget cuts that included funding of the Medicare health program for the elderly.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A US Park Service Ranger attaches a closed sign to the main entrance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday in a replay of brinkmanship between Republican and Democratic forces last seen in 1995-96. After Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in 1994, hardliners picked a fight with then president Bill Clinton over budget cuts that included funding of the Medicare health program for the elderly.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: An image of Martin Luther King, Jr. hangs on the wall outside the construction site for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down the goverment for the first time in 17 years.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: An image of Martin Luther King, Jr. hangs on the wall outside the construction site for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down the goverment for the first time in 17 years.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - People hold placards against racism at a demonstration in Tokyo on September 22, 2013. Some 2,000 people took part in an anti-discrimination rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech on August 28, 1963.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Antoinette Thompson and her husband Freddy Walters from Rochester, New York watch a giant screen in Times Square as President Obama speaks on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 2013 in New York City. With the official ceremony in Washington D.C., a crowd gathered in Manhattan's Times Square to watch the President's speech broadcast live and commemorate the anniversary of one of the most important days in the history of the American civil rights movement.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: People take turns posing for photographs with a life-sized cardboard image of President Barack Obama on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The 1963 landmark civil rights event was where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, saying, 'I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' I have a dream. ..'
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - Christine King Farris, sister of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, speaks during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013. Thousands gathered on the mall on the anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama gives a pat on the back to former US President Bill Clinton (L) after speaking during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013. Thousands gathered on the mall on the anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: (R-L) U.S. President Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, first lady Michelle Obama, former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, former president Bill Clinton and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb listen to the National Anthem during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: A monitor shows the image of US President Barack Obama (back) delivering remarks during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event, at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: Martin Luther King III (R), Arndrea Waters King (2-R) and their daughter Yolanda Renee King (L) attend the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event, at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: Christine King Farris, sister of late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivers remarks during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event, at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: US President Barack Obama (R) hugs civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd-R) after Lewis delivered remarks, as former US President Jimmy Carter (L) and former US President Bill Clinton look on, during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: Civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) delivers remarks in front of a freedom bell during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - (L-R) Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), former US President Jimmy Carter, former US President Clinton and US First Lady Michelle Obama greet members of the King family at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: US President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama walks back to the West Wing of the White House August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Secret Service Agent holds the United State's flag and the US Presidents flag after retiring to the White House August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Antoinette Thompson of Rochester, New York watches a giant screen in Times Square as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 2013 in New York City. With the official ceremony in Washington D.C., a crowd gathered under a light rain in Manhattan's Times Square to commemorate the occasion.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Freddy Walters watches a giant screen in Times Square as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 2013 in New York City. With the official ceremony in Washington D.C., a crowd gathered in Manhattan's Times Square to watch the President's speech broadcast live and commemorate the anniversary of what is seen as one of the most important days in the history of American civil rights.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), US Vice President Joseph R. Biden (C) and National Security Adviser Susan Rice listen while US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: A large video screen shows U.S. President Barack Obama speech during the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincolon Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The 1963 landmark civil rights event was where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, saying, 'I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. ..one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.' I have a dream . . .'
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama greets members of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family, including his daughter, Rev. Dr. Bernice King, after speaking during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013. Thousands will gather on the mall on the anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama talks with Yolanda Renee King while her father Martin Luther King III (R) and mother Arndrea Waters (2R) watch after speaking at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: A U.S. Secret Service counter sniper team watches from the top of the Lincoln Memorial as U.S. President Barack Obama address the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The 1963 landmark civil rights event was where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, saying, 'I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. ..one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.' I have a dream . . .'
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama US First Lady Michelle Obama walk into the Lincoln Memorial after speaking on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - Former US President Clinton (L), US first lady Michelle Obama (2L) and US President Barack Obama (3L) watch with others as members of the King family ring a church bell that survived the September 1963 Birmingham Church bombing, at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, former president Jimmy Carter, first lady Michelle Obama, and former president Bill Clinton wave as they leave at the end of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - Leo Boughjon, 70, from Chicago, Illinois, poses for the photographer August 28, 2013 on the Mall in Washington, DC. Boughjon, who participated in the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, came to the nation's capital to attend the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Thousands gathered on the Mall on the anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - People dance as they take part in a flashmob to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on August 28, 2013 in Paris.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - US President Barack Obama speaks during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013. Thousands will gather on the mall on the anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.


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