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Illinois AFL-CIO gives check to Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, treasurer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

1963-10-1220.6 x 25.3 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Photograph shows Reuben Soderstrom, President of the Illinois State AFL-CIO, giving Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, treasurer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (civil rights group headed by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), a check for $5,000 to further the conference's work on October 12, 1963. Pictured at the Illinois AFL-CIO's 6th annual convention from left to right are: Robert G. Gibson, State Secretary-Treasurer; Abernathy; Soderstrom; and Stanley L. Johnson, Executive Vice President of the Illinois State AFL-CIO.
Creator:Burke & Dean Photographers
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Illinois
Place of origin – Settlement:Chicago
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Illinois
Topical subjects: Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
Gibson, Robert G.
Soderstrom, Reuben G., 1888-1970
Johnson, Stanley L.
Illinois State AFL-CIO. Convention
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Labor leaders
Labor unions
Civil rights leaders
Genre:Portrait photographs
Group portraits
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Still Images. Photographic Prints
  • box 25
  • series 1
  • folder 1
  • accession 2014-001-RG96-001
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Burke & Dean Photographers
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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