Tag Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“A multiracial nation united in justice”

Dan Weiner, [Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1984.2) Marvin Koner, Martin Luther King and Family, 1961 (3584.1992) Paul Schutzer, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with Freedom Riders at bus terminal, probably in Jackson, MS, May 1961 (1855.2005) Days after … Continue reading

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United Nations Day, 2017

Unidentified Photographer, [President John F. Kennedy speaking at the U. N. General Assembly, United Nations], September 20, 1963 (2013.96.138) UNITED NATIONS: President Kennedy keeps his hands busy as he addresses United Nations General Assembly 9/20. In his speech he suggested … Continue reading

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April 4th, 1968

Joseph Louw, [Body of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee], April 4, 1968 (1862.2005) Joseph Louw, Ambulance at site of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 (1860.2005) Forty nine years ago today, on April … Continue reading

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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

Dan Weiner, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 (1984.13) Bruce Davidson, [Martin Luther King, Jr. at press conference, Birmingham], 1962 (2006.15.16) United Press International, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1969 (2012.97.5) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the … Continue reading

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51st Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.138) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.136) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.143) Unidentified … Continue reading

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Leaders in the American Civil Rights Movement: SCLC

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s advocacy and implementation of boycotts and non-violent protests characterized the American civil rights movement. Having played a significant role in the organization of the March on Washington, the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and the March … Continue reading

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