Fans gathered around Harry Belefonte's limosine after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Fans gathered around Harry Belefonte's limosine after the first birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Child or Children
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
Many adoring fans sought to get close enough to Harry Belfaonte to shake his hand, but because of this extraordinary event for which he was in Atlanta, they showed restraint and respect during his visit.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Harry Belafonte seated in a car after the first commemorative birthday event for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1969. Belafonte is smiling slightly and looking out of the car window toward the camera. There is an unidentified man seated next to Belafonte and an unidentified child seated behind them. There is a crowd standing behind the car. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark 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
2011.94.35
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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