Everywhere Dr. King took the nonviolent movement for racial equality and social justice, photojournalist were on hand to document the often-dramatic confrontations. In February 1956, Dan Weiner was the first Photojournalist to come to Montgomery to meet and photograph twenty-five year old Dr. King. For the next twelve years King nurtured photographers as agents in his strategy of dramaturgical protest. Photographers enabled this movement to reach the world with the message of nonviolent direct action. Before the digital revolution, Dr. Martin Luther King possessed a profound understanding and unprecedented embrace and application of mass media and photojournalism as a progressive and persuasive force in changing American society. Dr. King’s use of Photojournalism was key in obtaining fair voting rights for Blacks in the city of Selma, Alabama in 1965. The ability to obtain an emotional response from every white Christian was a powerful force in the progressive action of growth in the Social Gospel.