Harry Belafonte holds the door open for the King children before getting into his limosine

Image for Harry Belafonte holds the door open for the King children before getting into his limosine
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
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
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Harry Belafonte holds the door open for the king [sic] children before getting into his limosine [sic].
Description
This black and white photograph shows Harry Belafonte standing in a dark suit with one hand on an open car door. Belafonte is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church after the first commemorative birthday event for Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969. The top of an unidentified individual's head can be seen at the bottom of the photograph. 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
2011.94.34
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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