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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 14: Artwork

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131t

Scope and Contents of the Series

This series contains artwork and reproductions of artwork sent to Martin Luther King, Jr. Three of the items feature depictions of King: a photograph of a portrait painting, a pen-and-wash drawing by Charles Keller, and a photograph of a sandstone sculpture by Julie MacDonald. Another photograph of the painting “We Shall Overcome” by Charlie Cheese Carsons depicts civil rights leaders including King as chess pieces while a drawing by John McClellan illustrates the concept of “Gray Power”. The series also includes two photographs of the "Eleanor Roosevelt" sculpture by Sally Stengel were sent by Joseph Mermel to see if King was interested in a similar bust of himself. In addition, the series has a photograph of a portrait painting of presumably representing Reverend Michael Scott, who campaigned for racial equality in Southern Africa and supporter of passive resistance.


  • 1959-1968, undated

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


0.1 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

The series is arranged alphabetically.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
Series 14: Artwork
Finding Aid prepared by Bridget T. Lerette
2009 June
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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