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  • Title: Moncrief Collection photograph
  • Author: Winfred Moncrief
  • Publisher: MDAH
  • Source: forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection
  • Date original created: 1968-04-08
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  • Caption: March, King, April 8, 1968
  • Print Number: 654
  • Description: April 8, 1968, Hattiesburg (Miss.) march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., four days after his death. According to a Hattiesburg American article that day, approximately 1,500 marchers started at East Sixth and Mobile Streets, stopped at City Hall for a prayer service, continued to the Forrest County courthouse for a silent prayer, then returned to East Sixth and Mobile Streets. The march coincided with a weeklong boycott of schools and white-owned businesses and a 3-day work stoppage.
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