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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09739.005 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: 6 April 1968 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 23.7 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto taken by Associated Press dated April 6, 1968. Depicts Benjamin E. Mays, retired president of Morehouse College. According to the wirephoto description, Dr. Mays was a former teacher of Dr. King and was selected to lead the funeral service of King.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Mays, Benjamin E., 1894-1984

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryFuneralsAssassinations

Sub Era: The Sixties

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