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January 19, 2009

Lincoln Memorial, May 1957

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A beautiful and intimate photograph. Apropos of yesterday (1, 2) and today.

(image: Paul Schutzer. May 1957. Washington, DC. via Google/LIFE archive. caption: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at ‘Prayer Pilgramage for Freedom’ at Lincoln Memorial)

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