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United Press International [Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Howard University]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09738 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 2 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 17.8 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. James Nabrit Jr. at Howard University dated March 2, 1965. A press caption attached to the back of the photograph reads, "WASHINGTION: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (left) stands with Dr. James Narbit, Jr., president of Howard University, before delivering the principle speech at the University's Charter Day observance. In his speech, King called for a 'coalition of conscience' to overcome racial injustice, poverty and war. The ceremony was held today at Howard."

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Nabrit, James, Jr., 1900-1997

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryEducationRace discriminationCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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