Photo of the Day

Picture of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking with security at the March on Washington
January 17, 2022

Reverend King

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King holds his "I Have A Dream" speech while talking with a volunteer security guard who wears a Gandhi cap, a symbol of nonviolent resistance to segregation. Photographer James P. Blair took the day off of work from National Geographic to document the event on his own. His photos of the day, including this one, have rarely been published.
Photograph by James P. Blair, Nat Geo Image Collection

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