Congressman John Conyers brings greeting from Washington D.C.

Image for Congressman John Conyers brings greeting from Washington D.C.
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Conyers, John Jr., American, born 1929
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
Congressman John Conyers brings greeting [sic] from Washington D.C.
Description
This black and white photograph shows John Conyers, center, standing at a lectern with microphones. This image was taken inside Ebenzer Baptist Church on the day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Conyer's face is turned away from the camera and he is gripping the lectern. The photograph is not fully in focus but an unidenitified man and the stained glass windows of the church are visible behind Conyer. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
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
2011.94.17
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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