Mrs. Coretta Scott King arrives at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Mrs. Coretta Scott King arrives at Ebenezer Baptist Church
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Unidentified Man or Men
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
Printed by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
portraits
inkjet prints
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Mrs. Coretta Scott King arrives at Ebenezer Baptist Church. This was the first time that there was an official gathering to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, 1969 in Atlanta, GA., nine months after Dr. King was assasinated [sic]. That's my reflection in the car window.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King arriving by car to the Ebenezer Baptist Church for a birthday commemoration for Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969. There is an unidentified man between Coretta Scott King and the open door of the car. The reflection of the photographer can be seen in the car window. A crowd of unidentified people can be seen behind 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
2011.94.2
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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