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|Creator:||WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)|
|Title:||WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recovering from surgery after being stabbed and of his wife and other hospital visitors in New York City, New York, 1958 September 22|
|Date:||1958 Sept. 22|
In this silent WSB newsfilm clip from New York City on September 22, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recovers from surgery at Harlem Hospital after being stabbed two days earlier by Izola Ware Curry, and Coretta Scott King, Dr. King's wife, visits the hospital with friends and family. The clip begins with cars driving through the rain past the Harlem Hospital in New York City. Inside the hospital, Dr. King lies in a hospital bed with a tank beside the bed and tape on his nose. An unidentified white man, probably a doctor from the hospital, stands beside the bed and appears to check on Dr. King. Later King's wife, Coretta Scott King, walks through the hospital lobby and outdoors with supporters including Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy and Christine King, Dr. King's sister. Martin Luther King, Sr. was also at the hospital with the group, although he is not seen in the clip. On September 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. was at a book-signing event at a Harlem department store promoting Stride toward freedom, his book about the Montgomery bus boycott, when Izola Ware Curry broke through the line and stabbed him with a seven-inch letter opener. King was taken to Harlem Hospital where doctors removed the letter opener during surgery. Curry was immediately apprehended and arrested; she later was found unfit to stand trial and was placed in a psychiatric facility instead.
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The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.
|Types:||News | Unedited footage | MovingImage|
|Subjects:||King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Farris, Christine King | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination attempt, 1958 | Hospitals--New York (State)--New York | Attempted assassination--New York (State)--New York | Physicians--New York (State)--New York | Surgery--New York (State)--New York | Harlem Hospital (New York, N.Y.) | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729|
|Collection:||WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection|
|Institution:||Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection|
|Contributors:||Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection|
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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recovering from surgery after being stabbed and of his wife and other hospital visitors in New York City, New York, 1958 September 22, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0758, 13:05/13:36, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Forms part of: Civil Rights Digital Library.
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