Wilson Arts Center To Show MLK Pics By Local Photographer

A North Carolina photographer has decided to show 20 photos he took in the days after Martin Luther King's assassination.

The Wilson Daily Times reports Burk Uzzle will show the black-and-white photographs at the Wilson Arts Center starting Wednesday.

Uzzle was on another assignment in April 1968 when King was killed in Memphis, Tenn.

His says his wife met him at the airport with a ticket to Memphis and some film.

Uzzle was allowed in with family and friends to see King's body. That picture ended up on the cover of Newsweek.

He followed the body to Atlanta, taking pictures of King's funeral.

Uzzle says he was doing his job at the time, but looking at the photos after more than 40 years is powerful.

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  • by Anon on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    Will they have any pictures of REVEREND Jessie Jackson? Oh, and let's not forget The REVEREND Al Sharpton.
  • by Anon on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:33 PM
    How about showing some pictures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln,Thomas Jefferson,Ben Franklin,Dwight Eisenhower,Douglas McArthur,Winston Churchill!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    Try selling this PC holiday to anyone in Indiana.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    wow that sure shut all the know it all yankees up didnt it??
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:30 PM
    Did you know it was a Northern state, New Hampshire (June 1999)that was the last state to adopt a holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. ?? I guess those doggone nothern people are racist too!!! what a bunch of stupid hypocrites. the next time you call all southerners close minded have all you facts straight or you will have egg on your face...like now...lol
  • by Vance on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    There is only one other holiday that we take off(schools,most government jobs)for one man and that is jesus.I dont know how our government can compare the two.This guy was no more than a speaker like J.Jackson,Al Sharpton,Malcolm X,Carl Marx,That terrorist Obama hung out with William Ayers,So called Rev Wright,That harvard so called professor just to name a few.If you put all thier mouths together it would create a Black Hole and swallow up the earth Mr.Yankee to you has been so open minded his brains have falling out.But he can think what he will so as I.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    MLK was a good, courageous God fearing man that we should commend for breaking racial barriers. OK, I got that 20 yrs ago. I think we all did in America by rolling the red carpet out in remembrance of him by naming streets across our country MLK streets. We should remember greater men like Ronald Reagan who fought against racial, religious barriers in humanity in the world while reducing our deficit significantly! wow, what great efforts go unobserved here in our racial country. Because he's white? hmm What about observing Oral Roberts!!! wow, a man for 50 yrs which led Millions and millions of lost ones to the Lord Jesus which saved their souls from hell fire damnation. wow, MLK did more than that?!!! I thought not. Observing MLK (which was a good man of God and leader) has become a national issue to appease the black racial communities. If this is untrue then why don't we have a Ronald W. Reagan, Oral Roberts, Abraham Lincoln (which abolished slavery!) holiday? Using the MiLK card
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    Yes southerners are close minded stupid hayseeds & we should be greatful to open minded northerners who never pigeon hole people groups for allowing us to breathe on the same planet as them
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:35 AM
    Why don't Art Centers and other org's observe so many other great men like Billy Graham. This man has done great things for all of humanity regardless of race, nationality etc. by leading millions of lost ones to Christ Jesus. WOW, over 50 years of effort and life long dedication to win a lost and dying world over to Christ. What more could one do? He is amazing and will be blessed tremendously with riches untold when he dies & goes to be with the Lord in heaven. I commend MLK's efforts and acknowledge him as a great god fearing courageous man that tore down racial barriers. Wonderful! and what a godly thing to do. But, he has had the red carpet rolled out in remembrance of his efforts for the last 20 yrs or more like none other has. What efforts hold more weight here? Millions getting saved around the world which saved their souls from hell and eternal damnation Or millions in the US breaking racial barriers and getting along? Just a thought.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    Why don't these so called Art Centers portray great characters like Billy Graham? He led millions to Christ over the last 50 or more years during his crusades. I do commend MLK's efforts and believe he was a great man of courage that had godly wisdom and walked upright. MLK has had the red carpet treatment over the past couple of decades, let's start recognizing many of the other great men which molded our country in the sight of the Lord. Unlike the lying, undeserving, socialist/communist we have running our country.
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