University of Louisville Discovers Old Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Kentucky recently discovered a series of 12 photographs that document a 1967 lecture given by Martin Luther King Jr. in the school’s Allen Court Room.

Robin Harris, a professor of legal bibliography and chair of the law school’s diversity committee, stated, “We found photos that we didn’t even know existed.”

Five of the photographs will become part of a permanent display outside the courtroom’s entrance commemorating Dr. King’s visit to the law school on March 30, 1967.



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  1. Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas Ph.D says:

    You’d better hide them or the King children will sue you for them and sell them.

    • Elizabeth: Why would you say such a despicable thing like that? How is your statement uplifting and positive?
      Sometimes it is better to bite our tongue before you speak. Most normal American families have disagreements, and feuds over a multitude of issues which should not give you the right to attack them for their shortcomings.
      Do you have any idea what the King children have gone through relative to the brutal murder of their beloved father?
      In the future please refrain from making such unkind remarks about the King children.

    • Anna says:

      The King children’s lawyer will contact the University of Louisville very soon to ask that the photos be given to them inasmuch as they lay claim to any image of their father even if they do not, legally, have a right to claim them.

  2. Gwendolyn Henderson, Ed.S. says:

    I agree with Ronald B. Saunders. Dr. Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas statement does not reflect the intellect of the letters behind her name. Great discovery for the University of Louisville and KUDOS for your plans to display the pictures.

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