An invited speaker addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church at the first birthday celebration of Dr. King in 1969

Image for An invited speaker addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church at the first birthday celebration of Dr. King in 1969
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
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 depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
An invited speaker addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church at the first birthday celebration for Dr. King in 1969.
Description
This black and white photograph shows an unidentified woman in the center of the photograph standing at a lectern. The woman is speaking at Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969 inside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Flowers are visible around the lectern and on the proper right of the photograph. There are three figures in front of the camera facing the speaker. Stained glass windows and other attendees can be seen in the background. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Oratory
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
2011.94.13
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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