Mr Isaac Farris Sr., Dr. King's brother-in-law and Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College, seated in audience

Image for Mr Isaac Farris Sr., Dr. King's brother-in-law and Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College, seated in audience
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Dr. Mays, Benjamin Elijah, American, 1894 - 1984
Farris, Isaac Newton Sr., American, 1930 - 2000
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
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
Seated (left) on front row of picture is Mr. Isaac Farris Sr., Dr. King's brother-in-law. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays can be seen at the extreme right. Dr. Mays was president of Morehouse College when a young Martin Luther King Jr. was a student there.
Description
This black and white photograph shows the crowd for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Most attendees are seated throughout the photograph. There are some people standing against the back wall and in the upper gallery. Isaac Farris Sr. is seated in the first row on the proper right. Benjamin Mays can be seen in the same first row, with a gap between the two men, on the proper left. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
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
2011.94.12
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry
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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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