There were many musical performances throughout the day. Some well known, and some not so well known. Do you see anyone in this photograph that you recognize?
This black and white photograph shows the Interdenominational Theological Center Male Chorus singing inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The group, dressed in dark suits, is standing in a row on the chancel facing out toward the crowd of attendees. A few unidentified attendees are in front of the camera. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
The Rev. E. W. Lumpkin conducts the Iterdenominational [sic] Theological Center male chorus during one of the many musical presentations at this first ecumenical service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You may be able to identify some of the I.T.C. students in the chorus if you look carefully.
This black and white photograph shows Rev. E. W. Lumpkin conducting members of the Interdenominational Theological Center Male Chorus at the commemorative service for Martin Luther King Jr. inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The camera is off center to the choir who are facing a crowd inside the church. The seated crowd directly in front of the camera are looking at the chorus while the crowd behing Lumkpin have their backs to the chorus. The interior of the church is visible, including organ pipes and stained glass windows in the proper upper left. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.