A program for a recital for Mrs. Coretta Scott King on September 30, 1956. A black-and-white image of Scott King is centrally featured. She is depicted in bust pose, in three-quarters profile looking towards the left edge of the image. She is wearing sleeveless dark dress with a light colored, ruffled neckline. Above the image is black text that reads, [THE USHER BOARDS / AND THE / YOUNG MATRONS COUNCIL / OF / DEXTER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH / PRESENT]. Below the image is additional black text that reads [CORETTA SCOTT KING / SOPRANO / In Recital / MINNIE KIMBROUGH SCOTT / ACCOMPANIST / MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA / Sunday, September 30, 1956 – 5:30 P.M. / Rev. M. L. King, Jr. ………………….Pastor / Mr. L. W. Smiley ………………….Chairman / Mrs. Norman Walton ………………….Co-Chairman / Mr. R. D. Nesbitt ………………….Advisor]. The program has eight (8) interior pages, a front cover, a back cover, and handwritten notes on some of the interior pages. There is a purple sticky note affixed to the back of the booklet.
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 small paper flag attached to a narrow, wood dowel. The flag features a graphic of Martin Luther King Jr. King is seen from the torso up, with a black suit and striped tie. Printed in a circle shape around King's head is black that reads [Martin Luther / King Jr. / 1929-1968, Nobel / Peace Prize]. The image and text is on both sides of the flag.
A program (2012.39a) and case (2012.39b) for the funeral services for Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College on April 9, 1968. The program has sixteen pages. The cover features a half-tone portrait of King.
Dabney N. Montgomery is a documented original Tuskegee airman, a 2007 recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, acting as a body guard for Martin Luther King Jr. during the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965.
A black wood-framed shadowbox with two shoe heels and one burgundy knit necktie worn by Dabney N. Montgomery during the Selma to Montgomery March from March 21 to 25, 1965, and an address book containing the name and address of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The address book is cased in a plastic bag and is mounted to the gray mat board at the center top. Pre-printed black text for contact information is printed with four (4) contacts possible on each page. Seven (7) contacts are filled out by hand in black and blue ink, with King's at the top left page. The bottom right page pre-printed fill-in section is blank. An orange sticker with a black "1" is to the right of the book. The burgundy wool knit necktie is fastened with fishing line to the backing board at the top, middle, and bottom along the vertical left side. An orange sticker with a black "2" is to the bottom left of the tie. The black rubber shoe heels are placed side by side with the rounded back edges of the heels facing upward at the bottom right of the frame. Manufacturer information is stamped into the rubber, but is illegible because the heels are much worn. An orange sticker with a black "3" is to the right of the shoe heels. The mat board is held in place by metal pressure tabs around the back of the frame. There is no apparent hanging mechanism.
A handbill announcing a Mass Memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. The announcement features images of Martin Luther King, Jr and Huey P. Newton at the top. Text below gives information about the event and demands made by the activist group.