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Associated Press To Claim Body

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09739.004 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia 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. Depicts Coretta Scott King boarding a plane bound for Memphis, Tennessee to claim the body of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holding a umbrella for Mrs. King is her late husband's secretary, Dora McDonald.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
McDonald, Dora, 1926-2007

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryFuneralsAssassinationsAirplanes

Sub Era: The Sixties

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