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Aug 7, 2018

MLK in Tuscaloosa

A rare photo of Dr. King in Tuscaloosa has surfaced...

[Tuscaloosa, Ala.] A rare photograph showing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Tuscaloosa's First African Baptist Church and a brief video of the events during Bloody Tuesday at the church have been uncovered by the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Task Force.
The photo of Dr. King shows him giving a sermon at the pulpit of First African Baptist Church during the Installation Service of the Rev. T.Y. Rogers Jr. Taken on March 9, 1964, by photographer Edward Jenkins--one of the few African American photographers who covered the movement.
Read more about the photo and some equally rare video on the Task Force web site HERE. (click on "press release")

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