Crowd outside Lorraine Motel after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A black-and-white photograph of a large crowd gathered outside the Lorraine Motel after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Microphones and speakers are set up on the crowded second story balcony. A few members of CBS News have set up on the roof.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Hate crimes
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
Created by
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007
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): 14 1/4 x 17 13/16 in. (36.2 x 45.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.6 x 50.5 cm)
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
May 2, 1968
Type
gelatin silver prints
Object number
2012.107.42