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Created by:
United Press International, American, founded 1907  Search this
Subject of:
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (Image (Including type on right side)): 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 in. (26 × 19.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 12, 1968
A print of a press photograph of Coretta Scott King leading the Mother's Day March for Welfare Rights, part of the kick-off to the Poor Peoples Campaign. King is pictured in the center of the image wearing a dark suit, large corsage, and dark glasses. She links arms with people next to her, including two women in light colored jackets and corsages to her proper right and a man holding a megaphone to her proper left. Directly behind her is a man in a clerical collar with a young girl on his shoulders. Behind her is a large crowd of men and women, with buildings visible in the background. To the right of the image is printed the caption [WAP -051213 5/12/68 WASHINGTON: Mrs. Martin Luther King (center, dark glasses) leads a Mother's Day March for welfare rights, here 5/12. The parade kicked off the Poor People's Campaign which will culminate in a mass march on Memorial day. Others are unidentified. UPI]. On the back of the print are inscriptions and a stamp from the Examiner Reference Library.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
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Restrictions & Rights:
© United Press International
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture