Martin Luther King remembered in Washington exhibit
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr is being remembered in a Washington, DC exhibition held to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of his famous march on the United States (US) capital.
One Life: Martin Luther King, Jr, takes a look back at the epic sweep of the slain Nobel laureate's life and times.
Using photographs, paintings, prints and assorted memorabilia, the exhibit charts King's rise from his early triumphs in co-ordinating the bus boycotts in Montgomery, Alabama to his emergence at the head of the national civil rights movement.
The exhibition also devotes sections to his famous "I have a dream" speech as well as the Aug 28, 1963, March on Washington, when an estimated 250,000 descended on the US capital.