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Photograph by:
James H. Karales, American, 1930 - 2002  Search this
Created by:
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC, American  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
H x W: 3171pixels × 4684pixels
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Birmingham, West Midlands County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white digital image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at a podium speaking into a microphone while a group of men and one woman hold hands with crossed arms in the background. King stands behind the podium to the right of the image. The podium, labeled [L.R. Hall/ AUDITORIUM], has vases of flowers on each side. King has his right arm raised above the podium and his left hand resting on the podium. He is wearing a dark suit and has a badge on his jacket. The woman and man on the left of the image are wearing dark pants and lighter shirts. The third man from the left is wearing a dark suit and tie. The fourth man is taller and is wearing a sweater and collared shirt with dark pants. The man next to him is wearing a dark suit, lighter tie, and a light badge on the right of his jacket lapel. The last man is wearing a suit and has his right arm crossed over his body.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Photography  Search this
Political organizations  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 Monica Karales and the Estate of James Karales
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of James Karales
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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