Dr. King…In Rare Form

Dr. Martin King wasn’t just the iconic personification of what the world should be…he was a husband, father, and seemingly great friend.  We adore these rare and vintage pics and video of a happy, loving and smiling Dr. King with his wife, Coretta, and good friend and fellow civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte….

We came across the above 1956 photo…coincidentally just the day before we observe Dr. King’s Born Day…and it captured our hearts.  So often the masses focus on solely the iconic social and political influences he brought to the world.  But it’s also important to see the human side of someone so great.  Because it makes their greatness seem that much more attainable for our own selves.  And inspires us to do our part in carrying on the legacy.

Check out this rare video of Martin Luther King, Jr. on a talk show cracking a joke–not the way he’s usually perceived in tv/media at that time–and breaking his always serious image while talking about his turbulent flight from Washington, DC the day before:

Even though the video says it was done on the Michael Douglass show, some say this is actually from The Johnny Carson show in 1968 while it was being guest hosted by Harry Belafonte.

What are you doing today to honor Dr. King?

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