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Martin Luther King, 27, mug shot Feb 1956

May 27, 2014

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A Montgomery (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department booking photo of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. taken Feb 22, 1956, with the words ”Dead and the date of 4-4-68” scrolled on it, is shown Friday, July 23, 2004, in Montgomery, Ala. Dozens of photographs from the civil rights-era were recently discovered in a storage room used by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham said he was performing some house cleaning duties when he found a photo-album containing well-preserved mug shots of protesters who were arrested during the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956. (AP Photo/Montgomery County (Ala.) Sheriff’s office)

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