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[Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09737.02 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 12 August 1964 Pagination: 25.4 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. On reverse side is a newsclipping of a televison schedule for a program "The American Assassins."

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementLeaders

Sub Era: The Sixties

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