A black and white photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. taken on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. The walkway outside of room 306, where King was staying, is shown on the right side of the image. Three people are standing and pointing across the street in the direction of the gunshot. Andrew Young is on the left with Jesse Jackson mostly obscured behind him. An unidentified woman is standing to the right in front of Ralph Abernathy, who is partially visible. In front of Young, Martin Luther King Jr. is lying on the ground. Marrell McCollough is kneeling next to King with one hand on the railing. There are people standing in the parking lot below including Memphis police officers. Two cars can be seen parked below the balcony. The reverse of the image is covered in numerous inscriptions from press agencies, in French and English, stamps, and lines.
A placard comprised of black ink on white (yellowing) card stock. Text reads [HONOR/ KING: / END/ RACISM!]. There is a small hole at the top where the placard would have been stapled to wood and carried. The back has a series of handwritten numbers on the top center edge.
A black-and-white photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Lorraine Motel after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Microphones and speakers are set up on the crowded second story balcony. A few members of CBS News have set up on the roof.
A color photograph with white borders of Ira Tucker and an unknown women standing on the second floor balcony outside of room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where MLK was assasinated. There are several flower arrangements on the balcony.
The door has a white cross on it. The photograph has been mounted onto a stiff paper. “P03/ 8907/ Tea” has been written in graphite on the verso of the object. “B 807611” is printed on the photograph on the verso right edge and is visible where the photograph overlaps the backing board.