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    1. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Flowers, covering the tomb of fallen civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fill the foreground as his father (L), Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., and mother, Alberta (c) hold back tears. Dr. King's brother, A.D. King (R)"

     
    2. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta, GA.-Mrs. John F. Kennedy, widow of the assassinated U.S. President, sits beside her brother-in-law, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), as they attend funeral ceremony for the also assassinated Negro leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

     
    3. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Mule-drawn caisson carrying the casket of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is followed by dignitaries and aides as it moves toward the campus of Morehead College for a memorial service."

     
    4. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Rev. Hosea Williams, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's chief aides in his civil rights battles, bends over to get a close look at Dr. Kings's body as it lay in state at Sister's Chapel at Spelman College"

     
    5. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Aerial view shows winding line of people almost completely covering the campus of tiny Spelman College as they file into Sisters Chapel (columned building in center) to view the body of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther, Jr."

     
    6. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-The family and friends at right, Rev. Ralph Abernathy delivering the funeral address, center, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was laid to rest here 4/9 afternoon to climax one of the grandest funerals ever held in the South."

     
    7. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/70.
    Caption: "04/1970-Atlanta-Young sons of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dexter (R) and Martin Luther, III (hidden) place wreath on the crypt of their father. The family lead by King's father, Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr."

     
    8. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Mrs. Martin Luther King arrives at Ebenezer Baptist Church for her husband's funeral."

     
    9. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., is escorted from the Ebenezer Baptist Church after the funeral of her husband. She clutches the hand of King's youngest daughter, Bernice."

     
    10. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "4/1968-Atlanta-With tears in her eyes, Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., is shown during private services in the Ebenezer Baptist Church 4/9."

    11. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "4/68-Atlanta-Mrs. Martin Luther King holding the hand of her daughter Bernice, and A.D. King, brother of the famed civil rights leader, leave plane that carried the casket back home from Memphis 4/5."

     
    12. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Atlanta-Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., comforts her youngest daughter Bernice during services in the Ebenezer Baptist Church 4/9."

     
     
    14. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Memphis, Tenn.-Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the arm of Dr. Ralph Abernathy, her husband's successor as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leads a march of some 10,000 persons April 8th"

     
    15. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Memphis, Tenn.-Casket containing body of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is loaded aboard a plane for transport to his home in Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. King flew to Memphis aboard the plane"

     
    16. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Atlanta-Former Vice President Richard Nixon is engulfed in a sea of humanity as he is escorted to Ebenezer Baptist Church for the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

     
    17. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Atlanta-the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was among the many thousands of persons that went to the Sister's Chapel on the Spelman College campus here 4/7 to view the famed civil rights leader for the last time."

     
    18. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Atlanta-Rev. Ralph Abernathy, successor to assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King as president of the King-founded Southern Christian Leadership Conference, emotionally clings to the hand of King's widow as she leaves a news conference"

     
    19. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/68-Atlanta-Vice President Hubert Humphrey pays his respects to the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 9th during private funeral service for the slain civil rights leader at the Ebenezer Baptist Church."

     
    20. Photo by United Press International, Inc., May, 1968.
    Caption: "5/2/68-Memphis, Tenn.:Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Rev. A.D. King brother of the slain civil rights leader, unveil a commemorative plaque on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was shot to death 4/4."