In May 1957, upwards of 22,000 people gathered to mark the third anniversary of the landmark legal case, Brown v. Board of Education. Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech, which came to be known as Give Us the Ballot. Bob Henriques and Henri Cartier-Bresson were both covering the event, and here, Henriques captures an intimate moment as Cartier-Bresson pauses, camera in hand, just in front of Martin Luther King Jr himself, with the Washington Monument looming in the background.

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