Martin Luther KING photograph
Original PhotoKING, Martin Luther, Jr. Original vintage silver gelatin photograph by African American photographer Johnnie R.. CRUMP, (1905-1975., Vicksburg, MS: circa 1960s. The photo measures 5 x 7 in. Has a photographer stamp "Johnnie Crump's Vicksburg, MS" ink stamp on verso of the photo. The image shows Dr. King wearing a suit, seated behind a desk with his crossed hands resting on the surface. He appears to be listening intently. This is the only known photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. taken by photographer Johnnie Crump. Johnnie Crump, an African American self-taught photographer, documented the lives of black subjects in Mississippi under segregation during the 1940s-1950s. Crump, who was friends with Medgar Evers, was very involved in the Civil Rights movement and a member of the NAACP along with his wife Clara. Small loss to one corner, has been repaired with adhesive and minor crease on top left, overall in very condition. A powerful image.
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