Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 21

Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 21

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Creator:Gunter, Jack
Title:Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 21
Date:1960 Apr. 21
Description:

A photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, April 21, 1960, preparing to speak to an audience of over 4000 following the bombing of the home of prominent civil rights attorney, Z. Alexander Looby. While urging the audience to continue with the sit-in demonstrations, Dr. King gave an interpretation of nonviolence by saying: "We will say, do what you will to us, but we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer."

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Smith, Kelly Miller, 1920- | Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899- | Fisk University | Nashville Christian Leadership Conference | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville--History--Sources | Nonviolence--History | Nonviolence--Study and teaching--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Tennessee--Nashville--History--Sources | Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Manners and customs--Tennessee--Nashville | Activists--American--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.) | Davidson County (Tenn.)
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Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division | Civil Rights Online Collection (Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division)
Online Publisher:Nashville, Tenn. : Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library | 2006
Original Material:

1 photograph negative : b & w ; 3.25 x 4.25 in.

Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

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