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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Charles Moore
    1931–2010
    born: Hackleburg, Alabama, United States ; died: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, Montgomery, Alabama, 1958
  • Where object was made: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.5 x 34.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 13 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27.7 x 35.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0326
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A man wearing a tie and hat (identified as Martin Luther King Jr) is leaning on a counter in front of him while two police officer hold his hands behind his back. A group of onlookers stand at the right side of the photograph, also behind the counter. The photographer stands behind the counter. Also behind the counter, we see another police officer from behind.