SLIDESHOW: Remembering MLK and his fight for equality

In this April 3, 1968, photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, and his aides walk at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tenn., discussing the restraining order King had just received barring them from leading another march in Memphis without court approval. On April 4, at 6:01 p.m., an assassin's bullet found Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine just outside his second-floor room, killing him. (Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
In this June 6, 1966, file photo, civil rights activist James Meredith pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss. Meredith, who defied segregation to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 completed the march from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., after treatment of his wounds. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell, File)
In this May 3, 1963, file photo, a 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog. On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's New York Times. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson, File)
In this 1963 image released by HBO, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., right, receives a kiss from his wife Coretta Scott King as they appear in Alabama with Nipsey Russell, back row left, and Harry Belafonte. The image appears in the documentary "King in the Wilderness." (Ivan Massar/Take Stock/The Image Works/HBO via AP)
In this June 19, 1968, file photo, demonstrators march on Washington during the Poor Peoples' Campaign Solidarity Day. From the civil rights protests of the 1960s to the marriage equality movement, civil disobedience has taken on different forms in the years since Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)
In this March 29, 1968, file photo, striking sanitation workers march past Tennessee National Guard troops with bayonets during a 20-block march to City Hall, one day after a similar march erupted in violence, leaving one person dead and several injured, in Memphis, Tenn. From the civil rights protests of the 1960s to the marriage equality movement, civil disobedience has taken on different forms in the years since Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. (AP Photo/Charlie Kelly, File)
In this Oct. 16, 1965, file photo, Vietnam Day Committee marchers approach police lines at the Oakland-Berkeley city limits line in Berkeley, Calif. It was the second day the marchers tried to march 7½ miles from Berkeley to the Oakland Army terminal as a protest to U.S. military actions in Vietnam. No effort was made to break through the police lines. (AP Photo)
In this April 23, 1965, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., under umbrella at left, addresses civil rights marchers on Boston Common after a march from the Roxbury section of the city to protest segregation in schools, unequal employment and housing concerns. Disparities between white and black workers in lucrative fields in metro areas around the country still linger 50 years after King's death. (AP Photo, File)
In this April 22, 1965, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, receives applause after finishing a speech to the joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston, the day before he led a civil rights march to Boston Common. King's final speech before his 1968 assassination was to be read aloud 50 years later in downtown Boston. (AP Photo, File)

Here is a compilation of Associated Press images from the Martin Luther King Jr.-era, depicting America’s unrest and civil disobedience in the fight for equality among people of all races.