Harry Belafonte Jr. seated with Coretta Scott King and her children

Image for Harry Belafonte Jr. seated with Coretta Scott King and her children
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Child or Children
King, Bernice Albertine, American, born 1963
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
There was a lot of press coverage at this first memorial service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but most of the media represented was local. There was not a large number of representatives from the national media present.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Harry Belafonte sitting with Bernice and Coretta Scott King inside Ebenezer Baptist Church during Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Bernice King is looking at the camera. There are other unidentified attendees seated and leaning against the wall. Press equipment is visible behind the King family. There is a glare from a light above Belafonte. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Actors
Civil rights
Photography
Religion
Singers (Musicians)
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
2011.94.15
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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