File:Martin Luther King, Jr. Montgomery arrest 1958.jpg

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Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for "loitering" in 1958.

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Author Associated Press
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  • Pre-1978, no mark
  • Original copyright registrations in artwork were checked for the year 1958. There were no registrations for Associated Press; there's no evidence that copyright was ever registered for this photo.
  • More information indicates that this photo was taken by Charles Moore, who was a photographer for the newspaper The Montgomery Advertiser at the time. A search of original registrations in artwork for the year 1958, from July to December 1958, shows no original registrations for the photo, taken in September 1958, by either the newspaper or Charles Moore. A further check was done in original registrations for publications for the year 1958 from July to December, shows that the newspaper did not file copyrights for any of its editions during this period of time.


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