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Created by:
Charles Moore, American, 1931 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 x 12 13/16 in. (21.9 x 32.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
1955; printed 2008
A black-and-white photograph taken from behind Martin Luther King, Jr. as he is speaking to a church full of people. King, with his back to the camera, takes up the left third of the image while the remaining portion of the image is a view of the individuals sitting in the church pews. There are large windows in the church and two ceiling fans. It appears that the door to the church is open and sunlight is visible in both the windows and doors. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Charles Moore
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture