Crowd singing We Shall Overcome inside Ebenezer Baptist Church during first birthday celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Crowd singing We Shall Overcome inside Ebenezer Baptist Church during first birthday celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 images
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
Unidentified Child or Children
King, Alberta, American, 1904 - 1974
King, Bernice Albertine, American, born 1963
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 captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
This shot was taken during a portion of the program when everyone was invited to sing the official adopted hymn of the Civil Rights Movement "We Shall Overcome".
Description
This black and white photograph shows members of the King family inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Coretta Scott King is standing in the center of the photograph with Bernice and Alberta King standing to her right. Harry Belafonte is looking at the camera and standing with his arms crossed at proper left. There are unidentified attendees standing around the family. The background of the church is dark in the image and a light from press equipment is illuminated above Coretta Scott King. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Topic
African American
Actors
Civil rights
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
2011.94.30
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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