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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visits
Charleston
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to home of Mrs. Virginia Jarrett, Charleston, January 1960.
Left to right: Mrs. Ruth Newson, Rev. Moses Newsome, Mrs. Virginia Jarrett,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Josephine M. Rayford, James R. Jarrett.

On January 24, 1960, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached at Charleston's First Baptist Church.

Learn more:
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Editorial on Dr. King's Visit
"Dr. King Sees Big Integration Step"
"Negro Leader Doubtful About Sen. Kennedy"
James Dent Sketch of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Sc93-25, 34-016)


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