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Associated Press King's Body Put on Plane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09739.003 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Memphis, Tennessee Type: Photograph Date: 5 April 1968 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 26.2 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto taken by Associated Press dated April 5, 1968. Photo depicts casket of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being loaded onto a plane as the Rev. Ralph Abernathy stands in the doorway of the plane. Wirephoto description notes that Rev. Abernathy will take over King's place as the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryFuneralsAssassinationsAirplanes

Sub Era: The Sixties

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