Highland Park synagogue surprised to get photos of King visit





It took some detective work, but a Highland Park synagogue now has photographs -- grainy but dramatic -- to commemorate a visit by Rev. Martin Luther King in 1966.

Unearthed from storage by the Highland Park police, a half-dozen black-and-white photos of King and his entourage -- possibly taken for surveillance purposes -- were recently digitized and presented to Congregation Solel.

"We had pretty much given up hope of ever finding any photos from his visit," said Sharon Diaz, executive director of the congregation. "It was a wonderful gift."



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