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Death of Dr. King

San Francisco, CA

This photo was taken after Dr. King's assassination and contains slogans in support for the fallen leader.

Lorraine Motel (Now the Civil Rights Museum). Scene of Dr. King's Assassination

Memphis, TN

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

MLK and the Alabama Boycott

Washington, D.C., Selma, AL, Montgomery, AL, Alabama (AL)

This caricature of Dr. King depicts his trail from the March on Washington to his pursuing a boycott on the state of Alabama, following the Selma to Montgomery March. Gib Crockett of the Washington Star is the cartoonist for this drawing.

Kansas City Star Drawing

This editorial cartoon from the Kansas City Star depicts Dr. King at a bar with two bottles labeled "Anti-Vietnam" and "100 Proof." A young girl representing the Civil Rights Movement pulls on his coat and asks him to come home.

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Atlanta, GA

This picture depicts Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King pastored.

Photo of MLK

An unidentified photo of Dr. King from the Morehouse Collection.

Quote from AFL-CIO President George Meany

New Jersey (NJ)

This is a picture of George Meany, President of AFL-CIO, giving an address to the Jewish Labor Committee meeting in Atlantic City, NJ on March 26, 1960. The picture is inscribed with a quote which reads: "What we want for ourselves, we want for all humanity."

Photograph of Hammond Sound Truck Advertising Freedom Concert

Texas (TX)

This photograph shows the Hammond Sound Truck advertising a Freedom Concert , which will feature Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez and Dr. King.

Acronym: B.L.A.C.K. P.O.W.E.R.

This is a detailed acronym for the term "Black Power."

We Shall Overcome Sketch

Charlie Cheese Carson's created this sketch which illustrates many notable civil rights leaders as chess pieces.

Our Pastor: A Characterization of Dr. Martin Luther King Sr.

Atlanta, GA

This document portrays a picture of Dr. King Sr. with an excerpt written by Emily Dodson McCrary.

Civil Rights Photographic Series

Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Cleveland, OH

These fifteen photographs chronicle several historical moments in the Civil Rights Movement.

MLK's 36th Birthday Celebration

Monday, February 1, 1965

Friends and family celebrate with Dr. King at his 36th birthday party.

Sketch of MLK by Charles Keller

Thursday, May 7, 1959

This document features a 1959 sketch of Dr. King, signed, "In admiration," by Mr. Charles Keller.

House Illustrations by the Fair Housing Council in Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

African Americans face discrimination in several suburbs of Cleveland Ohio. The Fair housing Council developed to promote integrated housing options.

Dr. King's Speech in Front of U.N. April 15, 1967

Saturday, April 15, 1967
New York, NY

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

Collage of Tourist Sites in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA, California (CA)

These are collection of photos that show different tourist sites in Los Angeles, CA.

Mixed Marriage

Arizona (AZ), VIETNAM

This illustration, created by Reg Manning, depicts Dr. King presiding over an interracial marriage between the Civil Rights Movement and "Veatnik War Protests." This drawing was published in the "Arizona Republic."

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968

Atlanta, GA

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

Ebenezer Baptist Church. Dr. King with Daughter Bernice (Bonnie). Atlanta, 1967

Atlanta, GA

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

First Assembly of the World Council of Churches

Monday, August 23, 1948
New York, NY, New York (NY)

This photo, taken in August of 1948, illustrates the first meeting of the World Council of Churches in Amsterdam.

Photographed Sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a photographed sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962.

Dr. King in his Office at SCLC

Atlanta, GA

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

MLK's Graduation Picture From Boston University

Monday, June 1, 1959
Boston, MA, Massachusetts (MA)

This photograph captures Dr. King in his graduation gown from Boston University.

Aftermath of Dr. King's Assassination. Memphis, 1968

Memphis, TN

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

MLK at his 36th Birthday Celebration

This series of photographs depicts Dr. King celebrating his birthday with family and friends.

Gray Power

Tuesday, August 1, 1967
New York, NY, New York (NY)

This sketch was originally sent to Dr. King from John McClellan along with a letter that titled the sketch, "Gray Power."

Banner at "Poor People's March," Washington, D.C. June, 1968

Washington, D.C.

This photo comes from the Benedict J. Fernandez "Countdown to Eternity" portfolio.
(Copyright: Benedict J. Fernandez)

The SCLC Story in Words and Pictures

These images are part of a pamphlet that provides an intimate look into SCLC's activities.

Commencement Ceremony at Boston University

This photograph shows a commencement ceremony at Boston University in June of 1959.