Coretta Scott King talking with the press after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Coretta Scott King talking with the press after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Unidentified Man or Men
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
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Mrs. King has a brief word with the press just before getting inside a waiting limosine [sic].
Description
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King leaving the birthday service for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1969. King is centered in the photograph and looking off-camera. King is standing between an open car door and the interior but she is turned away from the vehicle.There is an unidentified man and woman behind King. A larger crowd and the press are on the other side of the car. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
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
2011.94.26
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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