Martin Luther King Jr., then 27-years old, was arrested in Alabama, following the Montgomery bus boycotts. King was ultimately indicted with many others with conspiracy to hinder and prevent the operation of business without just or legal cause. The Supreme Court ruled on November 13, 1956 that segregation on public buses was illegal, which was a victory for King and his bus boycotts. There is also a version of the mug shot that has the words “DEAD” and “4-4-68” written over the picture. A Montgomery County Sherriff deputy, while cleaning out the department’s storage room, found that copy of the mug shot in July 2004. It’s unknown what the written message means.