Year Arrested: 1956

Crime: Being party to a conspiracy to hinder and prevent the operation of business without just or legal cause.

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the hundreds of heroic men and women who were arrested while simply trying to obtain equality and justice in mid-20th century America. This particular arrest occurred from participating in the Montgomery, AL bus boycotts. The 27 year old King had great things in store for him and for his cause, but his style had already arrived. If this picture wasn't a symbol of the fucked up place America was back then, this kit would surely be making the rounds of the #menswear Tumblrs.