The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Julian Smith, left, flank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a civil rights march in Memphis, Tenn., March 28, 1968. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell) Photo: JACK THORNELL / Beaumont
Winnie Mandela, left, wife of jailed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, is seen with Coretta Scott King, widow of American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Soweto in 1986. Photo: GREG ENGLISH, Wire / 1986 AP
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and associates lead a procession behind the casket of Jimmy Lee Jackson during a funeral service at Marion, Ala, Jackson was beaten by troopers and shot while participating in a peaceful voting rights march. He died eight days later. (AP Photo) Photo: Beaumont. This pin highlights the sense of duty or responsibility for King and other civil rights activists after Jackson's death. It poses the question: what is the duty or responsibility of witness?
One of the many persons who visits the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. daily adds flowers to a vase left by another mourner in Atlanta on April 4, 1969. (AP Photo/BJ) Photo: BJ, STR. This photograph examines healing through the leans of trauma and exemplifies the wounds that are prevalent in Black culture as a result of violence and death--specifically violent death. What does it mean to heal? What is the relationship between healing and memory?
July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. urging a civil rights plank in the Democratic platform. This is one of the most interesting photos in the entire Times folder on the convention. It captures Kennedy when he assumed he was out of the political spotlight.