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Thomas, Azim M. [Martin Luther King Memorial March]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08359 Author/Creator: Thomas, Azim M. Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: 4 April 1998 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "I am somebody." Image from Martin Luther King Memorial March, April 4, 1998, showing children carrying placards paraphrasing those carried by Memphis Sanitation Workers on the day King was assassinated.

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

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Civil Rights, Assassinations

Sub Era: Facing a New Millennium The Civil Rights Movement