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[KING, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968)]. Press photograph of Dr. King leading a prayer in Philadelphia, MS, after a planned march was interrupted. Philadelphia, MS, June 1966.

7 x 9 in. silver gelatin photograph (short tear along top left edge, corner wear). Notations and typed caption with credit information affixed on verso.

Headed, "A Non-Violent Approach," the caption describes the scene (in part): "Dr. Martin Luther King...leads a prayer on a street corner in Philadelphia, Miss., after a planned march on the Neshoba County Courthouse was interrupted last June...King's appeals for non-violence has invested Negro demands with dignity but more recent cries of 'Get Whitey' from other factions may be triggering a white back lash." Neshoba County Sheriff Cecil Price stands in the background, wearing a western-style hat and sunglasses. 

Dr. King is shown kneeling and praying in front of the Neshoba County Jail, where, in June 1964, Civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were taken and held after being arrested.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$640
02/18/2021

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