Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King, Montgomery, Ala., 1956
Gelatin silver print; printed later, 13 5/16 x 10 9/16 in. (33.8 x 26.8 cm)
Photographer's name, title and date in ink on print verso.
(in hand of photographer's widow Sondra Weiner)
Weiner photographed King while on assignment from Collier’s to cover the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
Read on at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.