Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Chicago Freedom Movement (Smithsonian)

Title

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Chicago Freedom Movement (Smithsonian)

Date

Civil Rights

Creator

Bernard J. Kleina

Description

This image taken by Bernard J. Kleina depicts civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an event during the Chicago Freedom Movement. In this image, Dr. King, Jr. appears to be preparing to deliver a speech of some sort. King, Jr. is known for his prominent delivery of speeches during the civil rights period, but rarely were they documented in color; making this image a rarity for most. In this photo, Dr. King, Jr. can be seen with a subtle smirk, looking down at the podium. In front of him are a variety of microphones, and behind are several African American spectators.

Source

Kutner, Max. “A Collection of Rare Color Photographs Depicts MLK Leading the Chicago Freedom Movement.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 5 Aug. 2014, www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rare-collection-color-photographs-depicts-martin-luther-king-chicago-freedom-movement-180952248/.

Publisher

Smithsonian

Subject

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Chicago Freedom Movement (Smithsonian)

Files

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Citation

Bernard J. Kleina, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Chicago Freedom Movement (Smithsonian),” GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning - Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, accessed July 6, 2022, https://glamportal.auctr.edu/items/show/3287.