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The National Civil Rights Museum, formerly the Lorraine Motel, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

Date:

August 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Photography

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

The National Civil Rights Museum, formerly the Lorraine Motel, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1993

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7

Inscriptions

Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower center, along bottom edge, below image, in black ink: "The National Civil Rights Museum, (Formerly the Lorraine Motel,) 450 Mulberry Street, Tennessee, (August 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso Speaking at a rally on April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the Promise Land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. The next day, he was assassinated on this balcony outside room 306. From the series, On This Site: Landscape In Memoriam

Dimensions

7.2 × 59.6 cm (image/paper); 71.3 × 82.8 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Acquired from the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, through an Anonymous Gift

Reference Number

1997.270

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