Flier for the film King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

Distributed by
King, Martin Luther Foundation, American
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Date
1970
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 17 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (43.8 × 28.6 cm)
Description
Martin Luther King Foundation flier for the film “King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis." The front of the flier features a black and white image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “KING” is printed in bold white text in the top, right corner. The back of the flier features six black and white images down the center with text on each side. The pictures depict images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a burning bus, a police officer, a large group of people marching, a burning cross and Klansmen, and people morning at King’s funeral. The text are reviews of the movie from various news outlets, awards the movie has won and suggested uses for the film. The flier is yellowed, creased, and torn in several places.
Statement
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.
Place collected
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
fliers (printed matter)
Topic
Civil rights
Mass media
Race relations
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Violence
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Arthur J. "Bud" Schmidt
Object number
2017.71.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5efa7b79d-20f3-4716-aa55-7fb34ac2e446
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