Series 18
Photographs, 1864-2004
Boxes 864 - 899; OP15

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides relating to SCLC events, staff members, and other identified and unidentified people and events. These photographs document the organization's rallies and boycotts, staff gatherings, national and state annual conventions, as well as funerals and memorial services for local and national civil rights figures. Also included are portraits and snapshots of SCLC presidents and their families, namely, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and Joseph E. Lowery.

There are also many images that capture the public and pedestrian moments of other important SCLC leaders and members such as Dorothy Cotton, Septima Clark, Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Dick Gregory, to name a few. Of particular interest are the photographs that highlight SCLC's historic and contemporary programs, including the Citizenship Education Program, Operation Breadbasket, Poor People's Campaign, and the Stop the Killing, End the Violence campaign. The series also contains images taken by noted photographers such as Elaine Tomlin, Bob Fitch, and Susan Ross.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (18.1) Photographs of people, (18.2) Photographs of events, and (18.3) Other photographs.

Description of Subseries