Dr. Wendell P. Whalum of Morehouse College conducts the Morehouse College Glee Club

Image for Dr. Wendell P. Whalum of Morehouse College conducts the Morehouse College Glee Club
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Dr. Whalum, Wendell Phillips Sr., American, 1931 - 1987
Morehouse College Glee Club, American, founded 1911
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican, 1914 - 1995
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 depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Dr. Windell [sic] P. Whalum of Morehouse College conducts the Morehouse College Glee Club as they render a selection during the celebration. Dr. King graduated from Morehouse College.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Dr. Wendel Phillips Whalum Sr. conducting the Morehouse College Glee Club for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969 inside Ebenezer Baptist Church. Cleveland Robinson, sitting with his legs crossed at proper right, and four unidentifed men are seated in front of Whalum and the Glee Club. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Religion
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
2011.94.21
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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