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Photograph by:
United Press International, American, founded 1907  Search this
Subject of:
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Martin Luther King III, American, born 1957  Search this
Dexter Scott King, American, 1961 - 2024  Search this
Yolanda King, American, 1955 - 2007  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Andrew Jackson Young, American, born 1932  Search this
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, 1927 - 2023  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 1/2 × 8 11/16 in. (16.5 × 22.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 1/16 × 9 1/8 in. (17.9 × 23.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
April 8, 1968
This gelatin silver print depicts a black and white image of Coretta Scott King walking arm and arm with her children and several civil rights leaders at the memorial march for Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. King is wearing a black coat and veil on her head. She is linked in arms with Ralph Abernathy. Reverend Andrew Young is standing next to Abernathy on the right. King is holding her son Dexter's hand who is in turn holding Martin III's hand. Martin III is holding his sister Yolanda's hand. Harry Belafonte is holding Yolanda's hand. Bayard Rustin is standing two rows behind Coretta Scott King. In the background the moniker for the film [UNSTOPPABLE MAN] is visible above the mourners. A yellow piece of paper is stuck to the back of the photograph and contains a stamp that reads [PLEASE CREDIT / United Press International Photo / This stamp is for your publication only and must / not be loaned, syndicated or used for advertising / purposes without written permission from United Press/ International. By accepting this picture you agree to hold / United Press International harmless from any loss or / damage arising by reason of your use or publication / of this picture. / UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, INC. / DAILY NEWS BUILDING / 1013 13th STREET, N.W. / WASHINGTON 5, D.C.].
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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