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PHOTOS: Remembering Martin Luther King on his 87th birthday

A look back at iconic images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 18, Dr. Martin Luther King would have turned 87. Since his assassination on April 4, 1968, many remember his leadership role and contributions during the Civil Rights Movement.

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To honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, Metro looks back at iconic images of Dr. King with his family, the march to Montgomery, Alabama and unforgettable “I Have A Dream” speech in August 1963, in Washington, D.C. and his funeral in 1968.

"I Have a Dream" speech