Martin Luther King, Jr. with flower lei and leading rabbis Maurice Eisendrath and Abraham Heschel

Image for Martin Luther King, Jr. with flower lei and leading rabbis Maurice Eisendrath and Abraham Heschel
Created by
Karales, James H., American, 1930 - 2002
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Rabbi Heschel, Abraham Joshua, Polish, 1907 - 1972
Dr. Bunche, Ralph, American, 1903 - 1971
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 7 11/16 x 9 3/4 in. (19.5 x 24.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 9 15/16 in. (20.3 x 25.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 21, 1965
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. and rabbis Maurice Eisendrath and Abraham Heschel all wearing flower leis. Rev. Ralph Abernathy is also partially visible standing on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s right.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.107.12
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of James Karales
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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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