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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:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Birmingham Police Department, founded 1871  Search this
H x W: 2951pixels × 4596pixels
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. and Reverend Ralph Abernathy in discussion with a Birmingham police officer. King sits in an armchair, against a cement-brick wall, wearing a dark suit and tie. His hands are clasped in his lap and he is looking directly at the police officer. Abernathy sits on the arm of King's chair, wearing a dark suit and tie, also facing the officer. Both Abernathy and King have white badges on their jackets. The police officer, in uniform and cap, has his back to the viewer lifting his left arm. There is an additional man on the left of the image in a dark overcoat and hat.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Justice  Search this
Photography  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Violence  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
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of James Karales
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture