Memorial March after assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Main Street, Memphis, TN, April 8, 1968

Image for Memorial March after assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Main Street, Memphis, TN, April 8, 1968
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 3/4 in. (50.2 x 40 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 8, 1968
Description
A black-and-white photograph depicting a memorial march after the assassination of Dr. King. People march from top right to bottom left carrying signs saying "HONOR KING: END RACISM" and "UNION JUSTICE NOW!"
Topic
Civil rights
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
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
2011.16.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust

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