A King Visits L.A.Main MenuIntroductionDigital exhibition by Dr. Karin StanfordImage 1 - Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Image 2 - Dr. King and CorettaImage 3 - Dr. King protestingImage 4 - WARD A.M.E ChurchImage 5 - Dr. King PreachingImage 6 - Dr. King with ministersImage 7 - Garden of PrayerImage 8 - Dr. King and Dr. HudsonImage 9 - Dr. King with ElksImage 10 - "Strength to Love"Image 11 - Dr. King and Dorothy DandridgeImage 12 - Freedom RallyImage 13 - Freedom RallyImage 14 - Freedom Rally receptionImage 15 - Freedom Rally receptionImage 16 - Freedom Rally receptionImage 17 - Stars for FreedomImage 18 - Memorial EditionImage 19 - Dr. King on airplaneTom & Ethel Bradley CenterAboutTom & Ethel Bradley Center15df6c919fb8109fe0c90d2933e2bce1cb5fe395http://www.csun.edu/bradley-center
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.