Martin Luther King, Jr.

March on Washington, DC, 1963. Photograph by Bob Adelman

In the early 1960s, Bob Adelman (b. 1931) was a volunteer photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality. This position granted him key access to Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. In this iconic image from the August 28, 1963, March on Washington, Adelman captures the intensity and fervor of King’s historic I Have a Dream speech. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King delivered a message calling for an end to racism in the United States. Over 250,000 people were assembled on the National Mall that day, almost four-fifths of them African American. King departed from his prepared remarks when his close friend Mahalia Jackson said to him: “Tell them about the dream, Martin.” A few minutes later, King launched extemporaneously into the now-famous formulation “I have a dream.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

German cleric usually considered to have formally launched the Protestant Reformation with his list of 95 "theses" itemizing grievances against the Roman Catholic Church, especially its sale of indulgences claimed to absolve individuals' sins.

An alternate spelling for "tel" meaning a mound or hill-shaped site containing several occupational layers one on top of the other over milennia.

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