Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. was the most visible spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968. He inspired many with his speeches, his ideas and his unwavering campaigning in the face of American racism. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. This portrait was commissioned and featured as the cover for the summer 2018 edition of Unity, an anti-racist magazine jointly published by the National Education Union (UK) and Unite Against Fascism. King's strength and bravery and inspirational words still resound. He was in many ways a prophet. The fight against racism throughout the world continues.
From David Abse , France