A King Visits L.A.

Image 11 - Dr. King and Dorothy Dandridge

Actress Dorothy Dandridge standing next to Martin Luther King, Jr. in front of a crowd of 35,000 at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, May 1963. The Freedom Rally was organized to raise funds for the Civil Rights Movement. It was described by a Jet Magazine Reporter as the “largest and most enthusiastic civil rights rally in the history of this nation.” In her statement, Ms. Dandridge welcomed Dr. King to Los Angeles. Seated (L-R): Ralph Abernathy, Sammy Davis Jr., Councilman Gilbert Lindsay (far right). 1963.

[1] "The Power of African American Women Disc 1." Internet Archive. Pacifica Radio Archives.

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