Assembled dignitaries listen as the choir renders a selection behind them

Image for Assembled dignitaries listen as the choir renders a selection behind them
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Conyers, John Jr., American, born 1929
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican, 1914 - 1995
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
inkjet prints
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Assembled dignitaries listen as the choir renders a selection behind them. Can you identify everyone seated? Do you recognize anyone in the choir?
Description
This black and white photograph shows from proper right to left an unidentified man, John Conyers, Ralph David Abernathy, Rosa Parks and Cleveland Robinson. They are seated inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s first birthday commemoration in 1969. There is a choir standing behind the seated figures. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Religion
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Horace C. Henry
Object number
2011.94.10
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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