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Photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photograph by:
Joseph Louw, South African, 1945 - 2004  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Andrew Jackson Young, American, born 1932  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Marrell McCollough, American, born 1944  Search this
Rev. Jesse Jackson, American, born 1941  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 × 12 1/2 in. (22.7 × 31.6 cm)
H x W x D (Frame): 18 11/16 × 22 1/16 × 1 in. (47.5 × 56 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 4, 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race discrimination  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, Gifted by Jeffrey Coopersmith
Object number:
2017.73
Restrictions & Rights:
© The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ed06545b-8134-4793-a64e-36e7ba51bc97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.73
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