Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College, seated with a young Isaac Farris Jr. and friend

Image for Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College, seated with a young Isaac Farris Jr. and friend
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Dr. Mays, Benjamin Elijah, American, 1894 - 1984
Farris, Isaac Jr., American
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Woman or Women
Farris, Isaac Newton Sr., American, 1930 - 2000
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
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College is seen here (seated on right). Next to Dr. Mays is a young Isaac Farris Jr. and a friend. You can also see a partial view of Mr. Isacc Farris Sr. on the front row as well.
Description
This black and white photograph is a detail of the seated crowd inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Benjamin Mays is seated at proper left holding a program. Mays is next to Isaac Farris Jr. and an unidentified child. Isaac Farris Sr. is cut off in the frame at proper right. There are other unidentified attendees seated in the back rows. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
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
2011.94.19
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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