Photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Flip Schulke / by Leslie

King and his wife march together along a rural Mississippi road with the March Against Fear in 1966. (© Flip Schulke/CORBIS)

I love these images by photographer Flip Schulke of Martin Luther King, Jr. (found on They seem to show the real person behind the icon that we are so familiar with. Flip Schulke has many other incredible images of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his archives, but these two color shots are my favorites.

Martin Luther King, Jr. serves pieces of chicken to his young sons Marty and Dexter at this 1964 Sunday dinner. (© Flip Schulke/CORBIS)

Flip also photographed this image of Coretta Scott King at the MLK, Jr. funeral that became a Life Magazine cover. It's an incredible shot. She looks so stoic and proud and yet, she must have been unimaginably sad.

Coretta Scott King at MLK Jr Funeral (Life Magazine Cover), 1968 (© Flip Schulke)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches