Choral musical performance at the first birthday celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Choral musical performance at the first birthday celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Interdenominational Theological Center Male Chorus, American, founded 1958
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 captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
There were many musical performances throughout the day. Some well known, and some not so well known. Do you see anyone in this photograph that you recognize?
This black and white photograph shows the Interdenominational Theological Center Male Chorus singing inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. The group, dressed in dark suits, is standing in a row on the chancel facing out toward the crowd of attendees. A few unidentified attendees are in front of the camera. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Civil rights
Gospel (Music)
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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