Coretta Scott King observes the program from her seat with actor Harry Belafonte and members of her family

Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
King, Alberta, American, 1904 - 1974
Rev. King, Martin Luther Sr, American, 1899 - 1984
Printed by
Subject of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Mrs. Coretta Scott King seems pleased as she observes the program from her seat with actor Harry Belafonte and other members of her family.
This black and white photograph shows the King family seated inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The King family is seated in the center of the photograph. Harry Belafonte is seated to the proper left of Coretta Scott King and there are two unidentified woman to the proper left of Belafonte. On the other side of Coretta Scott King, Alberta and Martin Luther King Sr. are seated before the end of the row. There is a row of press seated in front of the family as well as standing in the aisle behind them. Other attendees are behind the press and the family. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark.
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
inkjet prints
Civil rights
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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