Arrest of Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Alabama

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A black-and-white photograph of Martin Luther King dressed in a suit and hat being arrested. He is walking with two white police officers down the street. His right hand is held behind his back by one of the officers and he is holding his left hand up at waist level in a sort of wave or cautioning motion and looking to the left (presumably at other people or a crowd). The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Photography
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
Created by
Charles Moore, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (34.6 x 22.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
1958; printed 1989
Type
gelatin silver prints
Object number
2011.49.2