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