These Never-Before-Published Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. Will Inspire You

Jay A. Brown, courtesy of the Brown family

The daughter of a former political aide had no idea she had a piece of history sitting in a drawer.

In May of 1964, less than one year after making his “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

King’s speech that evening highlighted the need for justice and called for an end to segregation as Senators in Washington, D.C., were debating the Civil Rights Act.