King photograph of Selma to Montgomery March in Gandhi Museum
The Times of India reports that photographs of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading the Selma to Montgomery March now reside in the Gandhi Museum in the city of Patna in the state of Bihar.
The photographs, displayed on Monday, marked the 50th anniversary of King’s visit to India to study Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolence.
Another photograph of King hangs in the office of Razi Ahmad, secretary of the “Gandhi Sangrahalaya Patna.” The photo of King was given to the civil rights leader in 1959 by Pundit Nehru. Later, it returned to the museum.
Similar photographs of the march exist all over Selma, including in the National Voting Rights Institute on Water Avenue.
Jean Martin, curator of the Old Depot Museum, marveled at the news of a photograph of the Selma march hanging in the Gandhi Museum. The Old Depot has an entire wall dedicated to the march, Martin said.
“We have quite a bit of material,” she said.
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