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Photograph by:
United Press International, American, founded 1907  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Martin Luther King III, American, born 1957  Search this
Rev. Martin Luther King Sr, American, 1899 - 1984  Search this
Alberta King, American, 1904 - 1974  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 3/4 × 8 3/8 in. (17.1 × 21.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 1/8 × 9 1/8 in. (18.1 × 23.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1970
This gelatiin silver print depicts a black and white image of the family of Martin Luther King, Jr. at his new grave site at Ebenezer Baptist Church. His father, Martin Luther King, Sr. and mother Alberta are standing on the left. Coretta Scott King is standing on the right with son, Martin Luther King III and daughter, Bernice. A crowd of people stand behind them, several holding umberellas. The caption above the photograph reads [AJP011505-1/15/70-ATLANTA, GA: The widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King / Jr. (r) along with other family members are shown at the new grave site at the Ebenezer / Baptist Church whwere Dr. King was co-pastor with his father. Martin Luther King Sr. / and his Wife are picture left center. Son Martin Lutehr King III stands at his mothers / side. UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL TELEPHOTO tm/tm]. There are no inscriptions on the back.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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© United Press International
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