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Birmingham Monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [graphic].

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Title:Birmingham Monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [graphic].

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Photographer credit: Photograph by Samuel F. Yette; (c) Cottage Books, P.O. Box 2071, Silver Spring, MD 20915 (301) 649-5123.

On postcard verso: This proud statue stands in a park across from the 16th Street Baptist Church where four little African American girls attending Sunday School were killed by a Ku Klux Klan-related bombing of the church in 1963. The bombing occurred within three weeks after Dr. King's passionate plea for interracial love and justice in his historic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Types:Photographic postcards1980-2010.gmgpc | Photomechanical printsColor1980-2010.gmgpc | StillImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Monuments | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Rosa Parks Papers
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress
Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.48828