This was the scene on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia Wendesday morning January 15, 1969. I took this picture from across the street at Ebenzer Baptist Church. Notice the vintage automobile parked in front of the church as the crowd gathers outside to enter the building for the ceremony.
This black and white photograph depicts Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr.'s first commemorative birthday event was held in 1969. There are cars parked along the street and crowds going into the church. There is a sign for [EBENEZER / BAPTIST/ CHURCH] above the church door. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
After the first birthday celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the crowd gathers outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
This black and white photograph shows the crowd outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The crowd is exiting between open double doors from the church onto the sidewalk. The sign above the door reads [EBENEZER / BAPTIST / CHURCH] and has a cross at the top. The letters on the sign are in white with tubular light bulbs in the shape of each letter. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.