Title: ["Don't work" sign promoting a holiday to honor the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., on a shop on H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.]
Creator(s): Trikosko, Marion S., photographer. Date Created / Published: 1969 Apr. 3. Medium: 1 negative : film. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-03197 (digital file from original)
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Call Number: LC-U9- 20851-6A c-P&P. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Notes: Title devised by Library staff. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 20851, frame 6A.
Subjects: King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968--Commemoration. African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (D.C.)--1960-1970. Signs (Notices)--Washington (D.C.)--1960-1970. Format: Film negatives--1960-1970.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. On June 10, 1968, James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, Ray entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee state penitentiary. He died in prison on April 23, 1998, at the age of 70.
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