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United Press International [Line to view King's body at Sisters Chapel]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09739.029 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: 7 April 1968 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 21.3 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto taken by United Press International dated April 7, 1968. Depicts an aerial view of the line of people outside the Sisters Chapel at Spelman College waiting to view the body of Dr. King. According to the telephoto description, "the crowd stretched out an estimated mile by mid-afternoon."

Background Information:

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

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryAssassinationsCivil Rights MovementFunerals

Sub Era: The Sixties

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