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Unknown [Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded a medal]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09722.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Detroit, Michigan Type: Photograph Date: 28 June 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded a medal. He is presented the Spingarn Medal by Bishop Richard S. Emrich at the 48th annual NAACP convention in Detroit, Michigan. The award was founded in 1914 by Joel Spingarn, then chairman of the NAACP, and is awarded to an African American who has shown recent outstanding achievement. There are markings on the photograph to indicate edits to make it appear well in newspapers.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Emrich, Richard S., 1910-1997
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementMedal

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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