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Artist:
Jack Mulcahy, 1915 - 21 Aug 2004  Search this
Sitter:
James Bevel, 19 Oct 1936 - 19 Dec 2008  Search this
Albert Raby, 1933 - 23 Nov 1988  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr., 15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968  Search this
Andrew Young, born 12 Mar 1932  Search this
Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy, born 1933  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19.1 × 25.4 cm (7 1/2 × 10")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Illinois\Cook\Chicago
Date:
1966
Exhibition Label:
Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Chicago with (left to right) James Bevel, Al Raby, Andrew Young, and Walter Fauntroy
On January 6, 1966, King convened a press conference in Chicago to unveil a blueprint for what he described as "the first significant Northern freedom movement ever attempted by major civil rights forces." A joint initiative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Al Raby’s Chicago-based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO), the "Chicago Plan" called for a multiphased grassroots effort "to bring about the unconditional surrender of forces dedicated to the creation and maintenance of slums." At the end of January, King moved into a squalid Chicago tenement that served as his home during what proved to be a difficult and largely unsuccessful campaign. Efforts aimed at ghetto housing reform were thwarted by Mayor Richard Daley, who claimed his city was already addressing the problem. That summer, when King led marches through white suburban neighborhoods to press for fair housing, those demonstrations met with fierce and often violent opposition.
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass  Search this
Container\Pitcher  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Interior\Convention hall  Search this
Andrew Young: Male  Search this
Andrew Young: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Andrew Young: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Andrew Young: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Georgia  Search this
Andrew Young: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations  Search this
Andrew Young: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Atlanta, GA  Search this
Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy: Male  Search this
Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Delegate\Washington, DC  Search this
Rev. Walter Edward Fauntroy: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Reverend  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Male  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nobel Prize  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
James Bevel: Male  Search this
James Bevel: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
James Bevel: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
James Bevel: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Reverend  Search this
Albert Raby: Male  Search this
Albert Raby: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Albert Raby: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ann M. Shumard in memory of Sylvanus Tucker
Object number:
NPG.2013.23
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2013.23