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Tree planting ceremony honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Sharp and Hill Streets, Baltimore

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Photograph of a tree planting ceremony held at Sharp and Hill Streets in Baltimore, Maryland to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington and honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Standing at the microphone is Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (1898-1984), a known advocate for racial justice and one of the speakers. Behind and to his right is Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. The tree is being planted next to an elm tree believed to have been planted by Frederick Douglas when he was a slave in the city. In the background is a man carrying an election poster for William H. (Billy) Murphy, Jr., an African American attorney and judge running for mayor against Schaefer. Schaefer went on to win the mayoral election and, later, to run for and win election as Governor (1987-1995) and then Comptroller (1999-2007) of the State of Maryland.
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