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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is stopped by police at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson, MS

Object Details

Date
June 1963
Created by
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Medgar Evers, American, 1925 - 1963
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His face is framed by the head and shoulders of two men in the foreground.
Place depicted
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Hate crimes
Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.16.8
Type
gelatin silver prints
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e4cde6da-fa02-4c75-b74d-9d231479761b
Record ID
nmaahc_2009.16.8

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is stopped by police at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson, MS

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