As the country celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy -- we'd also like to take a moment to remember his personal style.
Not only do we remember the determination and fortitude of our legendary civil rights leaders, but we're also keen to note their powerful wears.
There is strength in style and the civil-rights movement is a perfect example.
Robin Givhan, fashion editor at The Washington Post, said it best in her essay about the civil-rights movement's legacy of stylish dignity:
Style, after all, plays the role of silent orator in most every form of protest. And as civil-rights advocates fought for their humanity, self-definition was a fundamental goal. Fashion was essential."
The clothes worn by MLK, many African American leaders and their supporters during the movement were just as refined, sophisticated and inspiring as the way they fought for equality.
King knew how to rock a sharp suit and how to hang it up for a more causal style statement. Malcolm X captivated crowds in his black rimmed glasses and white bow tie while speaking at rallies. Angela Davis glowed in her larger-then-life afro. Rosa Parks even looked beautifully pulled together in a skirt suit during her infamous bus boycott arrest and mugshot.
So in celebration of MLK Day, here's a look at some of our favorite fashion-forward photos from the civil rights movement.