Martin Luther King Arrested for Loitering, Montgomery, Alabama

Charles Moore, American, 1931 - 2010



Gelatin silver print

Image: 7 13/16 × 6 11/16 in. (19.8 × 17 cm)

Sheet: 8 1/8 × 6 15/16 in. (20.7 × 17.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W '18 Fund



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, upper center, in blue type: APR 5 2 46 PM ’68; Inscribed, on reverse, upper right, in purple type: 1968 APR 5 PM 3 15; Inscribed, on reverse, upper upper right, in graphite:ST1183; Attached, on reverse, lower left edge, printed in black: [barcode] / AJT-854-CT; [unintelligible red pencil script over graphite script, bottom right]; Adhered, on reverse, center: two newspaper clippings featuring detail from photograph, one dated in red typeface on clipping, SEP 4 1958 with caption: [AP Wirephoto] “The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., anti-segregation leader, under arrest Wednesday in Montogomery, Ala. on charge of loitering. (Story on page 6, part 2) [“Rev. Martin Luther” in caption underlined in with blue pencil, “King” circled with blue pencil], other clipping dated in red typeface APR 7- 1968 and features the caption: [AP Wirephoto] “Led Away in Alabama/ Arrested on a charge of loitering in Montgomery, Ala., Dr. King is held by policeman using arm lock in 1958.”

Exhibition History

Civil Rights, Photographs of the Movement for Equality in America, 1956-1968, Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts, Fall 2014.


Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2015.

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