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Coretta Scott King, widow of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks during a news conference about her husband's work and prospects for its continuance

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Charles Knoblock (aka Charles E. Knoblock)

(c. 1917 - 2006, Charlotte, NC)

Coretta Scott King, widow of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks during a news conference about her husband's work and prospects for its continuance, April 6, 1968
Vintage wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
8 5/8 x 7 in. (21.91 x 17.78 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.30

Commentary
Coretta Scott King, widow of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks during a news conference about her husband's work and prospects for its continuance. Beside Mrs. King is the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, who announced that President Johnson would attend King's funeral Tuesday.

Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) was an American author, activist and Civil Rights leader. She was the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., and she helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 and worked to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990) was a Baptist minister who, with Martin Luther King, Jr., organized the historic Montgomery Bus Boycotts. Abernathy co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was a major Civil Rights figure, serving as close adviser to King and later assuming SCLC Presidency.

Bibliography
Associated Press ID #680406027

Marks
On verso: date stamps and newspaper caption with date stamps affixed.

Materials
Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)

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Dimensions
  • Image Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 7 in. (21.91 x 17.78 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (22.54 x 18.1 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen


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