Lonnie King

Collection:
Boyd Lewis Photographs
Title:
Lonnie King
Creator:
Lewis, Boyd, 1944-
Date of Original:
1969/1989
Subject:
African Americans--1970-1980
Civil rights leaders--Georgia--Atlanta
Civil rights movements
Press conferences
Microphone
Lighting
Draperies in interior decoration
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
King, Lonnie
WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Lonnie King, the head of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), speaking at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lonnie King, Jr. became a civil rights activist as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He later served as the head of the Atlanta branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the early 1970s. In that role, he was instrumental in negotiating a compromise that rejected school busing in return for the hiring of Atlanta's first black school superintendent, Alonzo Crim, and the appointment of African American members to the Board of Education. In 1973, the national organization of the NAACP fired King for his stance on busing.
Local Identifier:
VIS 101.365.005
ahc101365005.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/byd/id/1027
Extent:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
MSS 602, Boyd Lewis Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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