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King Martin Luther Day Celebrations Press Photo For Sale
King Martin Luther Day Celebrations Press Photo
You are offerding on an original press photo from 0 featuring More than 15,000 people joined together in a march down Atlanta's Peachtree Street yesterday to honor the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marchers honor Dr. King Americans by the thousands, marching yesterday ***** commemorate the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King's birth, called for full employment and a renewed inquiry into the civil-rights leader's assassination. Coretta Scott King, widow of the slain black leader, led a crowd of more than 15,000 on a one-mile march in Atlanta, Dr. King's home town, to dramatize the call for full employment. The marchers moved from Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was co-pastor with his father, to the downtown business district. Marchers sang "We Shall Overcome," the anthem of the civil-right movement of the 1960s. But they soon changed the words to "We Want Full Employment." It was the eight annual celebration of Dr. King's birth since he was shot to death at a Memphis motel in April 1968. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the shooting and is serving life in prison. In New York, a group calling for a new investigation into Dr. King's death demonstrated in front of a Federal Bureau of Investigation office. New York Mayor Abraham D. Beame attended the ceremonies in Atlanta and said, "Almost eight years ago, America trembled with sorrow and anger over the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, the nation trembles again - this time over the economy ..." . Photo is 9 x 8 in size.
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King Martin Luther Day Celebrations
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