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.
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
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
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?
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Gospel (Music)
Photography
Religion
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
2011.94.29
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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