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Associated Press Tears for Dr. King

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09739.023 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Memphis, Tennessee Type: Photograph Date: 7 April 1968 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 26.2 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One Associated Press wirephoto dated April 7, 1968. Depicts two mourners weeping at a memorial service for Martin Luther King Jr. at Crump stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The mourner on the right is identified as Walter Bradin, 66, of Memphis. According to the wirephoto text, Bradin remarked, " I love him (King), I love that song," as the national anthem was playing.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Bradin, Walter, fl. 1902-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryAssassinationsCivil Rights MovementFunerals

Sub Era: The Sixties

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