Blog Post: Martin Luther King, Jr., Through the Scurlock Lens

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/19/2012

In this post, students will read about the Scurlock Studio, a photographic business operated by an African American family in Washington, D.C., from 1911 to 1994. The Scurlocks maintained a long business relationship with Howard University as its official photographers. In the Scurlock photographic archive are photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. Although there does not seem to be a formal studio portrait of this great civil rights leader in the collection, his visits to the Howard University campus were preserved on film. Written by David Haberstich, Curator of Photography, Archives Center, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.