Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is stopped by police at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson, MS

Image for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is stopped by police at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson, MS
2 images
Created by
Dr. Withers, Ernest C., American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Evers, Medgar, American, 1925 - 1963
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 1963
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His face is framed by the head and shoulders of two men in the foreground.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Hate crimes
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.16.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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