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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- 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 (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Date of Original:
- 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
- King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
Farris, Christine King, 1927-
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination attempt, 1958
- United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
- moving images
- 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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- Local Identifier:
- Clip number: wsbn34032
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- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn34032, 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, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 31 secs.): black-and-white, silent ; 16 mm.
- Original Collection:
- Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.
- Contributing Institution:
- Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection