The Pictures Behind the Pictures

Feb 13, 2021

I thought it would be interesting for readers to see the real photographs behind the illustrations in MLK & LI: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Long Island. Below are captions for each photo.

Page 1: Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond and Joseph McNeil, leaders of the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter protest in Greensboro, North Carolina,1960

Page 2a: John Lewis leading march across Edmund Pettus Bridge, 1965

Page 2b: Rosa Parks, Montgomery, AL, 1955

Page 10 and Back Cover: Children from Malverne and Lakeview protest at Woodfield Road School, Lakeview, 1963

Page 12: King touring Long Island, 1965

Page 14: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

Page 17: Aerial view of post-WW2 Levittown

Page 21: Hofstra University Graduation, 1965

Page 22: King on Fire Island, 1967

Page 24: King at South Side Middle School, Rockville Centre, 1968

Page 30: Jefferson County Jail, Birmingham, Alabama, 1967