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Print of Coretta Scott King leading a Mother's Day march for welfare rights

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  • Image for Print of Coretta Scott King leading a Mother's Day march for welfare rights
2 images
Created by
United Press International, American, founded 1907
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (Image (Including type on right side)): 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 in. (26 × 19.1 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 12, 1968
Description
A print of a press photograph of Coretta Scott King leading the Mother's Day March for Welfare Rights, part of the kick-off to the Poor Peoples Campaign. King is pictured in the center of the image wearing a dark suit, large corsage, and dark glasses. She links arms with people next to her, including two women in light colored jackets and corsages to her proper right and a man holding a megaphone to her proper left. Directly behind her is a man in a clerical collar with a young girl on his shoulders. Behind her is a large crowd of men and women, with buildings visible in the background. To the right of the image is printed the caption [WAP -051213 5/12/68 WASHINGTON: Mrs. Martin Luther King (center, dark glasses) leads a Mother's Day March for welfare rights, here 5/12. The parade kicked off the Poor People's Campaign which will culminate in a mass march on Memorial day. Others are unidentified. UPI]. On the back of the print are inscriptions and a stamp from the Examiner Reference Library.
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Motherhood
Photography
Poverty
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Object number
2011.17.142
Restrictions & Rights
© United Press International. Permission required for use.

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