Collection Artwork
Burk Uzzle (born North Carolina, United States, 1938)
Coretta Scott King with Harry Belafonte, at the funeral of her husband Martin Luther King Jr. Atlanta, Georgia, April 9, 1968
gelatin silver print
image size: 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
8 x 10 in.
mat size: 12 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North America
Inscribed, verso, upper left: 4500 / AC 29205
Inscribed, verso, upper center: FCC F U[?]1F[?]
Avril 1968. Madame Martin Luther King / à l’enterrement du Pasteur King / au cimetière de Atlanta. H. Belafonte
Inscribed, verso, center, upside-down: 68-18-20/18A
Stamped, verso, center, surrounded by rectangular line: Photography by / Burk Uzzle / © / 1968 MAGNUM PHOTOS / 72 West 45th Street, N.Y.C. 10036

Object Label

Just four days after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., and one day before his funeral, Coretta Scott King said, “I ask the question, ‘How many men must die before we can really have a free and true and peaceful society?’”

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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