Jan 21 Gallery: Black And Gold At London 2012

"The way Dr. King dedicated his life to standing up for justice and equality in the face of persecution is a true inspiration. Valuing a person's humanity is an intrinsic part of life and I'm so grateful to Dr. King and many others for paving the way for my freedoms today" -- Maya Moore (second from left), who earned gold with the women's basketball team on Aug. 11, 2012.

By United States Olympic Committee | Jan. 21, 2013, noon (ET)
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, take a look at the black members of Team USA who earned gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the role Dr. King played in their lives.