SCLC pallbearers stand over casket of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at Morehouse College on April 12, 1968, Atlanta, GA

Image for SCLC pallbearers stand over casket of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at Morehouse College on April 12, 1968, Atlanta, GA
2 images
Created by
Dr. Withers, Ernest C., American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. (50.2 x 40.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 12, 1968
Description
In the foreground of this black-and-white photograph is Dr. King's coffin. Behind it stands a line of men holding hands.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anthony Decaneas, Decaneas Archive, and Ernest C. Withers Trust
Object number
2011.16.3
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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