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Martin Luther King, Jr. vigil

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Title:Martin Luther King, Jr. vigil
Date:1968
Description:

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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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
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.) | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:Wisconsin Historical Images
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

George A. Wiley papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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Forms part of the Wisconsin Historical Images collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=34422