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Robert J. Doherty (1924- ) photographs

Collection : Robert J. Doherty (1924- ) photographs
Date/Extent : ca. 1950-1964, 1,344 black and white negatives
Description : Robert Doherty founded the University of Louisville Photographic Archives while a professor in the Allen R. Hite Art Institute. Also an active photographer, Doherty documented Louisville scenes, political rallies and events, prominent Louisvillians, and important visitors to the city. His photographs of Martin Luther King in Louisville and at the 1964 march on Frankfort have frequently appeared in print. Doherty donated his negatives shortly before departing to become director of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.
Repository : Photographic Archives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd at a march on the state capitaol in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1964. Photography by Robert Doherty.