Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium, fundraiser at Boston Garden

  • Image for Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium, fundraiser at Boston Garden
  • Image for Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium, fundraiser at Boston Garden
2 images
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 10 11/16 × 13 3/8 in. (27.1 × 33.9 cm)
H x W (sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 1967
Caption
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description
This black and white photographic print depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a podium. Shown in profile, he faces the wooden podium looking straight ahead. Two microphones are mounted on top of the podium, one at each side. He wears a light grey pin stripe suit and dark tie. The background of the photograph is dark. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Photography
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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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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