One Life celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” featuring King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on 28 August 1963. King’s non-violent protest was a defining feature of the modern civil rights movement in America.
The exhibition is a historical account of King’s career using photographs, paintings and memorabilia that capture his rise to the leader of the civil rights movement, as well as work as an anti-war activist and advocate for the impoverished. King’s passive resistance approach led to the dismantling of the bus segregation laws which brought him national recognition in the fight against racial injustice.
Among the material on show at One Life are the commemorative buttons, programme and video archives of the CBS news coverage from the “March on Washington,” the original art created for the Time cover when King was named “Man of the Year” and two issues of Life magazine covering his assassination and funeral.
Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery said “This focused exhibition on Dr. King captures the galvanizing effect he had on the nation through non-violent protest.”
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