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    Flip Schulke (American, 1930-2008).
    Myrlie Evers at Her Husband's Funeral
    Gelatin silver print, later printed in 1976
    11" x 14"
    Arlington; 1963

    On verso signed, and numbered "CNN-107" in pencil. At lower left corner on verso is written "MV/May 1998" in pencil. With copyright Flip Schulke sticker.

    Myrlie Evers was married to Medgar Evers, the Mississippi field secretary for the NAACP. In 1962, the couple's home in Jackson, MS was firebombed. They had been targeted and threatened by the Ku Klux Klan, and Medgar was often provided protection by the FBI and police. On the morning of June 12, 1963, Medgar was shot outside his home by a Klansman. His death was mourned by thousands around the country, and he was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. After her husband's death, Myrlie continued to work with the NAACP and eventually became a chairperson on the board of directors. She has received several honorary doctorates, and delivered the invocation at Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013.

    Condition: Excellent condition, with only a minor amount of warping along the top margin.


    More Information: Flip Schulke was a freelance photographer and worked for Life magazine, along with numerous other national and international publishers. He formed a close friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. around 1958, and subsequently began photographing and documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Along with thousands of pictures of King and his family and key moments in the civil rights movement, Schulke took iconic images of President Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, and numerous astronauts during the early days of NASA.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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