Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- King, Martin Luther Jr. [January 2009]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Civil Rights Movement

 

Trikosko, Marion S., photographer. (1964). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/92522562/

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Wise Guide

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (America's Story)

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Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America (Video)

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Copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

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Letter, Martin Luther King, Jr., to A. Philip Randolph concerning King's Nobel Peace Prize, 2 November 1964

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Luther. And he started non-violent demonstrations! (1969)

Photographs:

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Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. (1957)

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Standing, left to right: Arun Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Roy Wilkins (1957)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., pulls up cross that was burned on lawn of his home, as his son stands next to him, Atlanta, Georgia (1960)

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at airport with wife and children, Yolanda and Martin III, after being freed from prison, Chamblee, Georgia (1960)

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, half-length portrait, seated, facing front at a New York press conference (1961)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., behind bars in jail in St. Augustine, Florida (1962)

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Police officer seizing Dr. Martin Luther King by the seat of his trousers and leading him to a paddy wagon, after anti-segregation march in Birmingham, Ala. (1963)

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Washington: The Rev. Martin Luther King delivers his address at the Lincoln Memorial here 8/28 during the civil rights march on Washington (1963)

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Mayor Wagner greets Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. at City Hall (1964)

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Dr. Martin Luther King seated at table, and Rev. Ralph Abernathy standing in jail cell, St. John's County jail, St. Augustine, Fla (1964)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing C.O.R.E. demonstrators who are protesting the seating of the Mississippi delegation during the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, N.J. (1964)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and family surrounded by reporters at Atlanta airport on their way to Oslo where he is to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left (1964)

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Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front (1964)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arriving at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to meet with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (1964)

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Martin Luther King press conference (1964)

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Rabbi Abraham Heschel, three-quarter length portrait, presenting Judaism and World Peace award to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965)

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Dr. King tours Nassau County (1965)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses group of Watts residents following the summer riots of 1965

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chats with Vice-President Hubert Humphrey as they shake hands (1965)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing right, gesturing with right fist while delivering speech at Girard College, Philadelphia (1965)

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Martin Luther King Jr., three head-and-shoulders portraits, facing left (1967)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, looking out from a crowd (1967)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing right, delivering sermon from pulpit of Atlanta church (1967)

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Somebody paid the price for your right register/vote. (bet. 1968-1980)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968--in memoriam (bet. 1968-1980)

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Roy Wilkins with Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Asa Philip Randolph and others

Important Buildings in his work/life:

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Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home, 501 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, 514 Auburn Avenue (Duplex), 514 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, 472-550 Auburn Avenue & 39 Boulevard Avenue, 472-550 Auburn Avenue & 39 Boulevard Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Brown-Hayes Department Store, 461-467 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, 526 Auburn Avenue (House), 526 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Smith-Charleston House, 509 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Auburn Avenue & Boulevard (Houses), Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Howell Street (Houses), Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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91 Howell Street (House), Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Benorsey Boyce House, 78 Howell Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Rich's Downtown Department Store, 45 Broad Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA (location from which Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested)

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Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2401 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL



Civil Rights Movement

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Letter, Eleanor Roosevelt to Walter White detailing the First Lady's lobbying efforts for federal action against lynchings, 19 March 1936.

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A eulogy on Wendell Phillips / by Archibald H. Grimké, April 9, 1884

Photographs:

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"We don't want no troublemakers from the United States" / Herblock. (1961)

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Fannie Lou Hamer, in a civil rights march, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (bet. 1962-1964)

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Civil rights activists occupying a lunchroom counter during a sit-in (bet. 1962-1964)

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Civil rights leaders (left to right): Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, attorney General Robert Kennedy; Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP; and Vice President Lyndon Johnson, after a special White House conference on civil rights (1963)

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"What do you mean, 'not so fast'?" (1963)

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The March on Washington, August 28 (1963)

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Bomb-damaged trailers at the Gaston Motel, Birmingham, Alabama (1963)

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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference (1964)

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Helmeted state conservation department agents stand on capitol steps and watch 30,000 civil rights demonstrators conduct ceremonies and speeches in front of them (1965)

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Composite of four photographs relating to the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s (1965)

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Today you have a new generation of black people who have come on the scene ... (1969)

Buildings:

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Second Presbyterian Church, Pontatoc Avenue & Hernando Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN

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Lincoln Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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626-628 North Eutaw Street (Commercial Building), 626-628 North Eutaw Street & 400-412 Druid Hill Av, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Harmony Street Baptist Church, 527 Forty-Second Place North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL