Coretta Scott King is being protected by police officers and civil rights workers as she leaves Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Coretta Scott King is being protected by police officers and civil rights workers as she leaves Ebenezer Baptist Church
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Unidentified Man or Men
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
Mrs. King is being protected by police officers and civil rights workers as she leaves Ebenezer Baptist Church. Notice the three vintage reel to reel movie cameras which television stations used to record stories during that time.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Coretta Scott King is in the center of the photograph, mostly obscured by a man in a black hat. King's patterned coat and the side of her head can be seen. King is being directed by a uniformed officer. There is an unidentified man leaving behind King. Crowds can be seen in the background. There is a press reel camera in front of the photographer. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
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
2011.94.32
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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