Moneta Sleet Jr.

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Birthday
14, 1926
Birthplace
Owensboro, KY
Death Date
Sep 30, 1996 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1926
Birthplace
Owensboro, KY
Death Date
Sep 30, 1996 (70)

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.

Trivia

He did not claim objectivity in his photography, saying instead that the oppressive sides of the story were obvious.

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.