Coretta Scott King inside limosine leaving the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image for Coretta Scott King inside limosine leaving the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Unidentified Man or Men
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
As she prepares to leave the ceremony, Mrs. Coretta Scott King seems to be pondering over the future of the Civil Rights Movement.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King seated inside a car outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church after Martin Luther King Jr.'s first commemorative birthday event in 1969. The car door is open and a man in a black hat and glasses in leaning down toward King. King, wearing a patterned coat with black trim, is turned away from him. There is an unidentified woman sitting behind King in the car. The press and crowd are on the other side of the car. 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
2011.94.33
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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