Governor Claude Kirk during Tallahassee riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Governor Claude Kirk during Tallahassee riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/89022
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Title

  • Governor Claude Kirk during Tallahassee riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image Number

  • C800000-114

Year

  • 1968

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 4, 1968.

Series Title

General Note

  • Foreground (L-R): Sheriff William P. "Bill" Joyce, Governor Kirk, and unidentified highway patrolman.
  • Accompanying note: "On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the ten days following this tragic event, riots erupted in over one hundred American cities. One of the cities struck by rioters, Tallahassee, Florida, reported that one person was killed and fourteen injured during the period April 5-7."

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: G01424.

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