They sang, they spoke, they celebrated and remembered King...

Image for They sang, they spoke, they celebrated and remembered King...
1 image(s)
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by
Subject of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
inkjet prints
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
They sang, they spoke, they celebrated and remembered King...
This black and white photograph shows four women singing at the birthday commemoration for Martin Luther King Jr. inside Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1969. They are dressed in long-sleeved white dresses. One woman is blocked from view with only her arms and part of her head visible. The women are standing behind a lectern which is partially obscured by a large flower arrangement and folding chairs. The photograph was taken from the side and shows the women in profile. There are unidentified male attendees behind the women. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Civil rights
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry

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