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Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials Leon Hall and Hosea Williams lead volunteers to a church in Montgomery, Alabama for a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, May 8, 1968
Vintage gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/8 x 8 in. (15.56 x 20.32 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: P2021.13.1104

Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials Leon Hall (right, holding flower arrangement) and Hosea Williams (center), Field Director of the Poor People's Campaign, lead a small band of volunteers from the campaign across Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. They are on their way to a nearby church for a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hosea Williams (1926-2000) was an American Civil Rights leader, activist, ordained minister, businessman, philanthropist, scientist, and politician. He may be best known as a trusted member of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s inner circle. Under the banner of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King depended on Williams to organize masses of people into nonviolent action in many protest campaigns against racial, political, economic, and social injustice.

Leon W. Hall (1947-1989) committed his life to organizing for "the common good" of the "total Community" from an early age. At 17, Hall left school to join the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as a volunteer organizer. From 1963 to 1965, he led and coordinated student demonstrations throughout the Southeast, developing and participating in sit-ins aimed at desegregation of public accommodations. Hall served as youth coordinator for the Selma to Montgomery March. Hall also initiated programs that clearly spoke about racial injustice to Black children. From 1966 to 1968, Hall's leadership and development in the southern leg of the Poor People’s Campaign proved to be one of his greatest challenges, but he rose to the occasion.

On verso: artist's credit stamp, manuscript title, date stamp, newspaper stamp and library stamp.

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  • Image Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 8 in. (15.56 x 20.32 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (16.51 x 21.27 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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