Fifty years ago this country was at war – both home and abroad. As the war in Vietnam escalated, so did the battle for Civil Rights and Equality. While some viewed these situations as bleak, others saw opportunity for change. Emerging as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King realized this opportunity through nonviolent protest in the face of oppression, ignorance, fear, and violence. His message was heard throughout the country. This display examines elements of his life, his legacy, and the impact it had in Philadelphia and beyond.