Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait collection [graphic].

Title
Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1935-1990?>

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  • <1> photomechanical print : b&w; 18 x 9 cm.
  • <1> photomechanical print : col. ;
  • <1> photoprint : col. ;
  • <2> photoprints : col. ;
  • <47> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <52> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <6> photomechanical prints : b&w ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Group portraits – 1930-1989.
  • Photomechanical prints – 1960-1979.
  • Portrait photographs – 1950-1969.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints – 1930-1989.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Photographers include Robert Sengstacke, Henry Laurance, Robert Cottrol and others.
  • Some photographs have captions; some are duplicates; some photographs have written descriptive information; some have airbrush marks.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Title
Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1935-1990?>
Summary
Portraits of clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Numerous views of King leading marches with his wife Coretta, speaking at demonstrations such as the NYC Peace Demonstration and the Prayer Pilgrimage at Lincoln Memorial, in churches, at press conferences, and in one image, walking a picket line. Individuals in group portraits with King are Bayard Rustin, William Toles, Rosa Parks and David Boston before the Great Freedom March Rally, and often, Ralph Abernathy. Notable images include King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, standing outside his motel room with Jesse Jackson, Abernathy and Hosea Williams, waiting to speak at the Lincoln Memorial with Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph and others, confronting the police with Stokely Carmichael and Floyd McKissick, the funeral march with Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, Abernathy and Joshua Williams surrounding the mule train, and King's family leading the vast sea of mourners. Also images of King as a young boy at a birthday party, in a family portrait as well as views of King Sr., and of memorials to King at B.U., in Harlem, and a portrait of King. Collection includes portraits of Coretta Scott King.
Also included are group portraits of individuals involved in a documentary about King, titled "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis." Among them are Sidney Lumet, Ely Landau, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Leslie Uggams, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, James Earl Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Clarence Williams III, Anthony Quinn, Walter Matthau, Joseph Mankiewicz and Harry Belafonte. Also shown is a poster for the same film. Full, half and quarter length images are available.
Terms Of Use
Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
Added Author
Henry, Laurance. Photographer
Cottrol, Robert W. Photographer
Schroeder, Frederick. Photographer
Martin, Richard A. Photographer
Sengstacke, Robert A. Photographer
Miles, Bertrand, 1928-2005, Photographer
Varela, Mary. Photographer
Weill, Erna.
Fernandez, Benedict. Photographer
Crawford, W. W. Photographer
Wide World Photos.
M. Associates (New York, N.Y.)
Austin & Cloutie Associates.
N.Y.C. Coordinating Council Poor People's Campaign.
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo King, Martin Luther, Jr.
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