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Ernest C. Withers

Sanitation Workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march, Memphis, TN, March 28, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resting in the Lorraine Motel following the March Against Fear, Memphis, TN, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resting in Lorraine Motel following March Against Fear, Memphis, TN, 1966

Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. is stopped by police at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson, MS, June, 1963

Mrs. Medgar Evers and family at Medgar Evers' funeral, Jackson MS June 12,1963

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy ride on one of the first desegregated buses, Montgomery, AL December 21, 1956

Funeral procession for Dr King on Auburn St, after leaving ML King Sr.'s church, Atlanta, GA, April, 1968

Memorial march after the assassination of Martin Luther King - Main St. Memphis, TN, 1968

Desegregation of Central High School by The "Little Rock Nine", Little Rock, 1956

Overton Park Zoo. One day a week was designated for Blacks only (all other days for Whites only). Memphis, TN

William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones (8 months old) during protest march on Main St., Memphis, TN (The little girl grew up to become a doctor) August, 1961

We Have Fought Together, Let Us Break Bread Together”, Memphis, TN

"Tent City" family after registering to vote, Fayette County, TN, 1960

Coretta Scott King at Mason Temple, speaking at same podium from which Dr King made his last speech, Memphis, TN July 1968

Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Sr, in Dr. King's funeral procession, Atlanta, GA, April 1968. Young boy is MLK III

Crowd outside Lorraine Motel after the assassination of Dr King, Memphis, TN, April 8, 1968

Sanitation Workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march, Memphis, TN, March 28, 1968

Mule Train leaves for Washington, Poor People's March, Marks, MS May 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. in state, Memphis, April 5, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opening door of Room 307 of the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TN, 1966

National Guard at Main and Linden Street after the assassination of Dr. King. Memphis, TN, 1968

Bumper sticker campaign organized by the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, Mound Bayou, MS, founded by Dr. T.R.M Howard

Andrew Young, Poor People's March, 1968

Young woman receives her voter registration card, Fayette County, TN 1960

B.B. King's Tour Bus, 'Big Red', Beale Street, c. 1956

The Two Kings: Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, December 7, 1957

Al Green, studio portrait, ca. 1970

Aretha Franklin, SCLC Convention, July 1968 with Mrs. King in foreground

Aretha Franklin at Club Paradise, November 26, 1966

B.B. King at B.B. King Club, Beale Street, Memphis, 1994.B.B. King at B.B. King Club, Beale Street, Memphis, 1994


Elvis Presley and Brook Benton Thomas, WDIA Goodwill Review, December 6, 1957

Ray Charles and Hank Crawford performing at City Auditorium, ca. 1961

Rufus Thomas and Elvis Presley, WDIA Goodwill Revue, Ellis Auditorium, Dec. 7, 1957

Isaac Hayes in his office at Stax Records, Memphis, TN, November, 1970s

Howlin' Wolf, Memphis grocery store, ca 1951

Tina Turner

James Brown, Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN, ca. 1965

George Crow, Joe Black, Hank Thompson, unidentified, Larry Doby, Roy Campanella, Monty Irving and Suitcase Simpson

Detroit Stars and team bus outside Martin Stadium (owned by Ted Raspberry), 1953

Ernie Banks, Larry Doby, Matty Brescia, Jackie Robinson, Martin's Stadium 1953

Jackie Robinson, Larry Brown and "Luscious" Luke Easter, Martin's Stadium, circa 1949

Miss Memphis Red Sox of 1954 with Manager "Goose" Curry and Lyman Bostoc, Sr of the Birmingham Black Barons

Willie Mays and Lou Chiozza, former NY Giant, and Hank Thompson at the Lorraine Hotel, 1953. The first all black outfield.

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