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Martin Luther King, Jr. Vigil



Martin Luther King, Jr. Vigil
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Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. Vigil
Description: Members of the National Welfare Rights Organization, some dressed in choir robes, hold candles and a cross as they are confronted by police. This is at the entrance to the United States Capitol where the group held a vigil in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after his assasination. Thirty-five of the NWRO leaders and three ministers were arrested for "assembling to sing and pray".

Image ID: 34422
Creation
Date:
1968 
Creator
Name:
Unknown
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Collection
Name:
Wiley, George A. : Papers, 1949-1975
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Law enforcement
Race relations
Public welfare
African Americans
Rites and ceremonies
 

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