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Federal Courts and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Credit: Trikosko, M. S., photographer. (1964) Martin Luther King press conference / MST., 1964. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Martin Luther King, Jr., changed history. At several critical moments, federal courts played a key role in helping King correct injustices.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2023, learn about three cases where King and his allies successfully turned to the federal courts when other options failed.

Additional information about the federal courts and the civil rights movement is available at African American Heritage Month.

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