Less than a year later, the great civil rights leader was dead, killed by an assassin's bullet. But during his last days, Fernandez snapped some of the most illuminating images of the man and his turbulent times. In these photographs, we see King as a father, a husband, and an activist whose battles have taken their toll.
The Leader and the Photographer
On April 15, 1967, during a march in New York City from Central Park to the United Nations, photographer Benedict Fernandez met Martin Luther King, Jr.