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March, King, April 8, 1968

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Creator:Moncrief, Winfred H., 1923-
Title:March, King, April 8, 1968
Date:1968 Apr. 8

April 8, 1968, Hattiesburg (Miss.) march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., four days after his death. According to a Hattiesburg American article that day, approximately 1,500 marchers started at East Sixth and Mobile Streets, stopped at City Hall for a prayer service, continued to the Forrest County courthouse for a silent prayer, then returned to East Sixth and Mobile Streets. The march coincided with a weeklong boycott of schools and white-owned businesses and a 3-day work stoppage.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Hattiesburg (Miss.)--History--20th century | Grief--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Signs and signboards--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Direct action--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Moncrief photograph collection
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Department of Archives and History
Original Material:

Moncrief (Winfred) Photograph Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.

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Forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/moncrief/image.php?display=item&item=683