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[Collection of press photographs related to Martin Luther Kings Jr.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09737 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1965-1968 Pagination: 6 photographs.

Summary of Content: Collection consists of six press photographs of Martin Luther King Jr., dated 1965 to 1968. Photographs are portraits of him, Coretta Scott King and wirephotos from notable events in Dr. King's activism. This includes photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 21, 1965, religious leaders in a protest against the Vietnam War on March 25, 1967, and press announcements. Handful of images are attributed to AP and UPI Photo agencies, otherwise creator is unknown.

Background Information: A majority of the work that Dr. King accomplished through his Civil Rights activism was as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This organization spearheaded marches such as ...the Selma to Mongtomery and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. See More

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsProtestsReligionLeadersVietnam WarVietnam

Sub Era: The Sixties

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