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Here’s How One Family Prepared for Nuclear War in 1954

Rare photos from LIFE's archives—never published in the magazine—offer a window into one family's preparations for a nuclear attack

The Photograph That Captured the Horror of Martin Luther King’s Assassination

What Martin Luther King Really Thought About Lyndon Baines Johnson

The March on Washington: Power to the People

LIFE and Civil Rights: Segregation in 1956 South Carolina

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Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

See the Classic Cameras Used by LIFE’s First Female Staff Photographer

LIFE at the 1960 Cotton Bowl: ‘Battle of the Hard-Noses’

Wallis and Edward: Anti-Romance of the Century?

Rare Photos Capture the ‘Essential’ Marilyn Monroe