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Arrest of Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Alabama

Object Details

Date
1958; printed 1989
Created by
Charles Moore, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Martin Luther King dressed in a suit and hat being arrested. He is walking with two white police officers down the street. His right hand is held behind his back by one of the officers and he is holding his left hand up at waist level in a sort of wave or cautioning motion and looking to the left (presumably at other people or a crowd). The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Place depicted
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
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
2011.49.2
Type
gelatin silver prints
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (34.6 x 22.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd530e30df1-2600-47a3-8426-83e96438e8f2
Record ID
nmaahc_2011.49.2

Arrest of Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Alabama

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