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: Purchased through Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W '18 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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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

A Space for Dialogue 104, Southern Gothic, Abigail Smith, Class of 2023, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 8–February 27, 2022.

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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