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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Celebration

Above, a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., taken by Ernest Withers on July 31, 1959.  King was speaking at the Freedom Rally held in support of local candidates Russell B. Sugarmon, Benjamin L. Hooks, Roy Love and Henry C. Burton.  To view other photos and items related to Dr. King, click here.

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Civil Rights Photograph Collection

In light of the Commercial Appeal’s recent revelation that Ernest Withers worked as an FBI informant, we thought it might be a good time to remind you about the Memphis Civil Rights Photograph Collection, as most of the photos in this collection were shot by Mr. Withers. 

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