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LIFE Presents : never-before-published Photos From Memphis, April 4, 1968


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Creator:Groskinsky, Henry
Title:LIFE Presents : never-before-published Photos From Memphis, April 4, 1968 | LIFE EXCLUSIVE! The Day MLK Died
Date:1968 Apr.

Collection of thirteen black-and-white photographs taken by LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky on April 4, 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The photographs show the Loraine Motel where Dr. King and leaders from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) were staying during their support of the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers strike; civil rights workers Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, and Will D. Campbell; images of buildings near the Loriane Motel; an African American hotel employee cleaning the balcony where Dr. King was shot; Dr. King's packed suitcase; and the airplane that flew Dr. King's body back to Atlanta. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief description of when and where it was taken.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Campbell, Will D. | Groskinsky, Henry | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Photojournalists--Tennessee--Memphis | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | Motels--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Death | African American men--Violence against--Tennessee--Memphis | Men--Violence against--Tennessee--Memphis | Shooting (Execution)--Tennessee--Memphis | Gunshot wounds--Tennessee--Memphis | Assassination--Tennessee--Memphis | Homicide--Tennessee--Memphis | Violent deaths--Tennessee--Memphis | Political violence--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | African American clergy--Tennessee--Memphis | Clergy--Tennessee--Memphis | Crime scenes--Tennessee--Shelby County | Lorraine Motel (Memphis, Tenn.) | Fire stations--Tennessee--Memphis | Grief--Tennessee--Memphis | Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Memphis | Balconies--Tennessee--Memphis | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Hotel cleaning personnel--Tennessee--Memphis | Luggage--Tennessee--Memphis | Airplanes--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Institution:LIFE magazine
Contributors:LIFE magazine
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