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Associated Press Resistance with restraint

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09722.01 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 12 May 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 23.2 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at a podium. He raises one hand, with a pointing finger in the air. The photograph is an Associated Press Newsfeatures photograph that was to accompany an article on May 12, 1957. A partially legible caption attached to the back of the photograph, titled "Resistance with Restraint," reads, "'Segregation is Evil and I cannot, as a miniser, condone Evil,' says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and a leader of the successful Negro 'passive resistance' to bus segregation in Montgomery, Ala. But the 28-year-old..." The photograph has markings along the sides for editing to make it appear well in a newspaper.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementSegregationAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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