Dr. Ralph David Abernthy addresses the audience as Rev. A.D. King on extreme left, and Rev. Conelius [sic] L. Henderson on extreme right listen to his speech. Notice the mixed crowd in pulpit.
This black and white photograph shows Rev. Ralph David Abernathy facing the camera and standing at the pulpit with microphones inside Ebenezer Baptist Church. Abernathy is speaking to an unidentified crowd at Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. There is a crowd seated behind Abernathy. Rosa Parks and Cleveland Robinson can be seen in the center front of this crowd. Cornelius Henderson is on the far proper left under the organ pipes. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.