Crowd gathered outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Crowd gathered outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
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
After the first birthday celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the crowd gathers outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Description
This black and white photograph shows the crowd outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The crowd is exiting between open double doors from the church onto the sidewalk. The sign above the door reads [EBENEZER / BAPTIST / CHURCH] and has a cross at the top. The letters on the sign are in white with tubular light bulbs in the shape of each letter. 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
2011.94.24
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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