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Moneta Sleet Jr.

Moneta Sleet Jr. Biography

Photographer


ABOUT
Civil rights-era photojournalist who helped capture iconic scenes, including the image of Coretta Scott King at her husband's funeral.
BEFORE FAME
After earning a master's in journalism he joined prominent black publications like Our World and Ebony.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Upon learning that there were no black photographers at her husband's funeral, Coretta Scott King insisted on bringing in Sleet and giving him the best vantage point.
TRIVIA
He did not claim objectivity in his photography, saying instead that the oppressive sides of the story were obvious.

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