Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday morning January 15, 1969

Image for Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday morning January 15, 1969
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
Printed by
Unidentified
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 was the scene on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia Wendesday morning January 15, 1969. I took this picture from across the street at Ebenzer Baptist Church. Notice the vintage automobile parked in front of the church as the crowd gathers outside to enter the building for the ceremony.
Description
This black and white photograph depicts Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr.'s first commemorative birthday event was held in 1969. There are cars parked along the street and crowds going into the church. There is a sign for [EBENEZER / BAPTIST/ CHURCH] above the church door. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Religion
Religious groups
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
2011.94.1
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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