1964: TIME names civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. its Man of the Year. He is the first African American chosen for the title.

1964: TIME names civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. its Man of the Year. He is the first African American chosen for the title.

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- Martin Luther King ont he Time cover "Man of the year".

1964 cover of Time Magazine. I had no idea that they put Martin Luther King, Jr on the cover of a white magazine back then.

On August Martin Luther King Jr. addressed over people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in what has become known as the I Have A Dream speech.

1963 TIME Magazine Man of the Year - Martin Luther King. An American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.

At many points in its history (check out our birthday celebration — and vote for the cheesiest TIME cover), TIME has offered up its iconic red border as a canvas, and asked renowned artists to illustrate the top stories of the day.

Black History Month is a celebration of African American heritage. This is only a small portion of the African Americans who broke down barriers, opened doors, made a difference and earned the dist…

Man of the year, then and now. "In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. We must not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

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Cette photo, datant de mars 1964, représente la seule rencontre entre Martin Luther King et Malcolm X, deux grands militants pour les droits des afro-américains. Toutefois, les deux hommes, bien que souriants et amicaux sur ce cliché, sont très souvent en désaccord. King perçoit Malcolm comme un radical qui incite à la violence sans suggérer de solutions. De son côté, Malcolm X s'opposait au pacifisme bourgeois de King et à ses idées sociales-démocrates qui visaient à réformer le capitalisme.