The Renowned Dr. J. DeKoven Killingsworth, conducting the Clark College Philharmonic Society

Image for The Renowned Dr. J. DeKoven Killingsworth, conducting the Clark College Philharmonic Society
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Dr. Killingsworth, J. DeKoven, American
Clark College Philharmonic Society, American
Young, Andrew Jackson, American, born 1932
Unidentified Woman or Women
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
Beautiful music filled Ebenezer Baptish [sic] Church on this 15th day of January in 1969 as they celebrated the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here we see the renowned Dr. J. DeKoven Killingsworth, chairman of the music department, conducting the Clark College Philharmonic Society.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Dr. J. DeKoven Killingsworth conducting the Clark College Philharmonic Society from Clark Atlanta University inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969.
The Clark College Philharmonic Society is dressed in black and arranged standing in two lines facing out toward the audience (not pictured). Killingsworth is facing the Philharmonic Society. There are a few unidentified seated attendees behind the Philharmonic Society. Andrew Young is seated in front of Killingsworth facing out toward the audience.
The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Conductors (Musicians)
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
2011.94.22
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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