Mourners march for King

Labor and civil rights leaders march with the King family in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. a few days after his assassination while supporting striking sanitation workers of AFSCME Local 1733. First row from left: singer, actor, and civil rights leader Harry Belafonte; King's daughter Yolanda; King's sons, Martin III and Dexter; King's widow, Coretta Scott King; Reverend Ralph Abernathy; Reverend Andrew Young; and Rabbi Abraham Heschel. Second row, beginning right of Yolanda: Bishop B. Julian Smith of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; AFSCME President Jerry Wurf; civil rights leader Bayard Rustin; May Reuther and her husband, UAW President Walter Reuther; and AFL-CIO Civil Rights Director Don Slaiman.

Creator: United Press International
Date: 1968-04-08
Collection: AFSCME Communications Department Records


United Press International, “Mourners march for King,” I Am A Man, accessed November 6, 2036,