Today’s images are in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The first two are from the Library of Congress. Those with ARC Identifiers are from the National Archives.
Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269
Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home, 501 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton, GA. HABS GA,61-ATLA,48-
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking. 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542069 / Local Identifier 306-SSM-4D(107)16
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd. , 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542014 / Local Identifier 306-SSM-4C(51)13
The rest of this post’s photographs are from the George F. Landegger Alabama Library of Congress Collection. Photographer Carol Highsmith spent much of 2010 traveling over 20,000 miles through the state documenting early 21st century Alabama in over 3900 images available at the Library of Congress. More on this later: today I just want to show you some pictures.
Credit line for each image should read: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama
The Dexter Parsonage Museum, historic home to twelve pastors of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920-1992, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Martin Luther King lived in the home from 1954 to 1960.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Founded in 1877, the current red-brick building was constructed between 1883 and 1889 and is a national historic landmark. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was the pastor from 1954-1960, and began his quest for civil rights here.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama