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Martin Luther King at Communist Training School
Identifier: di_09928
Title: Martin Luther King at Communist Training School
Description: During the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights march marchers passed by a billboard showing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attending a 1957 event at the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee social justice training center. Founded by Myles Horton, the school trained labor movement organizers during the Great Depression, then turned its focus to civil rights leadership training and voter education initiatives during the 1950s. The White Citizens Council posted over 200 similar billboards throughout the South in 1965 in an attempt to discredit King by associating him with Communism.
State: Alabama
Country: United States
Date: 1965
Creator: Martin, James "Spider"
Source: Martin (James "Spider") Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Please contact the Briscoe Center for further information regarding the use of this material.
Box: 2015-016/1
Folder: Bloody Sunday and Selma - Montgomery Marches. Selects, Film negatives, 1965
Format: Film negative
Size: 35 mm