King Family, Atlanta (April 5, 1968 after Coretta Scott King and her children returned from Memphis with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s body)

Harry Benson, Scottish and American, born 1929


negative 1968; print 2014

Archival pigment print


Image: 19 1/2 × 13 3/4 in. (49.5 × 34.9 cm)

Sheet: 22 × 17 in. (55.9 × 43.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Harry and Gigi Benson



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right, in black ink: Harry Benson, inscribed, lower left, in black ink: King Family Atlanta 1968; inscribed, lower center, in black ink: 5/35;

Course History

WRIT 5, Democracy in America, Wendy Piper, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Art of the Civil Rights Movement, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper Wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 23-November 30, 2014.


The artist and his wife, Gigi Benson, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2014.

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