Ernest C. Withers (American, 1922–2007) First Desegregated Bus Ride: Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy on first desegregated bus, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1956, from the portfolio I am a Man, 1956 Gelatin silver print Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2004.6.2

Ernest C. Withers (American, 1922–2007) First Desegregated Bus Ride: Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy on first desegregated bus, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1956, from the portfolio I am a Man, 1956 Gelatin silver print Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2004.6.2

Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr.  The best picture that I have seen of them!

Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. The best picture that I have seen of them!

It took 40,000 black ppl walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott, & Rosa Parks, to make history.

It took 40,000 black ppl walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott, & Rosa Parks, to make history.

Interior of school on Mileston Plantation; School begins very late in the year and attendance is poor until December because the children pick cotton, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939.

Interior of school on Mileston Plantation; School begins very late in the year and attendance is poor until December because the children pick cotton, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939.

Men observe the giant statues of Easter Island in Polynesia, December 1922.Photograph by J. P. Ault, National Geographic

Men observe the giant statues of Easter Island in Polynesia, December 1922.Photograph by J. P. Ault, National Geographic

a spot of december sun filtering onto the platform of victoria station, 1934 [original] photographer unknown, from london. portrait of a city

a spot of december sun filtering onto the platform of victoria station, 1934 [original] photographer unknown, from london. portrait of a city

Poster promoting a scheduled appearance on the day he was assassinated, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 1968, by the Southern Baptist Church (photographer unattributed).

Poster promoting a scheduled appearance on the day he was assassinated, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 1968, by the Southern Baptist Church (photographer unattributed).

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