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Martin Luther King's Funeral (triptych)

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January 08, 2021

Martin Luther King's Funeral (triptych)

Includes the iconic LIFE magazine photo by Gordon Parks, and the triptych by Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar. Based in part on the Smithsonian's web gallery: https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/life-magazine-april-19-1968-85591



January 08, 2021


  1. Gordon Parks for Life Magazine MLK funeral procession April 9,

  2. Gordon Parks For Life Magazine

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  5. “Behind the brown mules and an old farm wagon that

    creaked along the Atlanta streets, the procession of mourners extended beyond sight.” — LIFE Magazine
  6. Alfredo Jaar, Life Magazine, April 19, 1968 1995, three chromogenic

    prints, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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  10. “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam” Sermon

    at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967
  11. “Let me say finally that I oppose the war in

    Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against this war, not in anger, but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and, above all, with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as the moral example of the world. I speak out against this war because I am disappointed with America. And there can be no great disappointment where there is not great love. I am disappointed with our failure to deal positively and forthrightly with the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.”