I really missed the boat on this one. A few days ago my mom emailed me a link to some old Life magazine photos taken immediately after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, but I was working out of town and not paying attention.
The Plane That Would Take Dr. King’s Remains to Montgomery
An airplane dispatched by the U.S. government to retrieve Dr. King’s body and return it to Montgomery, Alabama, waits on the tarmac in Memphis. “Here we were, two White guys in the Deep South right after the murder of the preeminent leader of the black community, and we’re taking pictures. Voyeurs, in a sense. We were apprehensive about it. But when we got there, there were no big problems for us.”