A veteran freelancer for America’s black press, Withers was known as “the original civil rights photographer,” an insider who’d covered it all, from the Emmett Till murder that jump-started the movement in 1955 to the Little Rock school crisis, the integration of Ole Miss and, now, the 1968 sanitation strike that brought King to Memphis […]
These historic photosÂ were taken on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.’sÂ assassination . They were never published until today.Â Go to CNN.com for the interactive slideshow, very powerful… Also check out life.com’s rare photos of the civil rights movement.
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