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

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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
Subject of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
inkjet prints
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
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.
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.
Civil rights
Conductors (Musicians)
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry

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