Andrew Young addressing he audience at the first birthday celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Andrew Young addressing he audience at the first birthday celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Young, Andrew Jackson, American, born 1932
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
Pictures above is Andrew Young addressing the audience at the first birthday celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Young was one of Dr. King's closest leutenants [sic] and was at his side within seconds after the shots rang out that killed him at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Andrew Young in profile speaking at a lectern inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church during Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. There are two figures in front of the camera facing Young. White flowers can be seen on either side of Young and there is a crowd in front of the chancel. Young is in the center of the photograph looking out toward the crowd. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Oratory
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
2011.94.20
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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