Rev. A.D. King, Dr. King's younger brother, at the pulpit inside Ebenezer Baptist

Image for Rev. A.D. King, Dr. King's younger brother, at the pulpit inside Ebenezer Baptist
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Rev. King, A.D., American, 1930 - 1969
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican, 1914 - 1995
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
This is A. D. King, Dr. King's younger brother. Some years after Dr. King's assasination [sic], Rev. A. D. King was found floating in his swiming pool dead. Some people speculated that the King family was "cursed", comparing it to the Kennedy family and it's [sic] many misfortunes .[ sic]
Description
This black and white photograph shows A. D. King at the lectern turning back to speak with Cleveland Robinson, wearing glasses. The lectern and microphones can be seen in front of King. There are some attendees behind Robinson and the cross is visible in the corner. They are inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Preaching
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
2011.94.16
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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