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|Title:||Martin Luther King, Jr. vigil|
Members of the National Welfare Rights Organization, some dressed in choir robes, hold candles and a cross as they are confronted by police. This is at the entrance to the United States Capitol where the group held a vigil in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after his assasination. Thirty-five of the NWRO leaders and three ministers were arrested for "assembling to sing and pray".
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|Subjects:||King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | African American civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | National Welfare Rights Organization (U.S.) | Public worship--Washington (D.C.) | Washington (D.C.)|
|Collection:||Institution:||Wisconsin Historical Society||Contributors:||Wisconsin Historical Society||Online Publisher:||[Madison, Wis.] : Wisconsin Historical Society||Original Material:|
George A. Wiley papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin
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