Dr. Ralph David Abernathy being kissed on the cheek by an admirer after the memorial service

Image for Dr. Ralph David Abernathy being kissed on the cheek by an admirer after the memorial service
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Unidentified Woman or Women
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
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Here we see Dr. Ralph David Abernathy being kissed on the cheek by an admirer after the memorial service.
Description
This black and white photograph was shows Ralph David Abernathy outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church after the first commemorative birthday event for Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969. Abernathy has his head bent toward an unidentified woman who has a hand on Abernathy's shoulder and is kissing his cheek. There is a crowd behind Abernathy. A uniformed officer can be seen in the background at proper right. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark 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
2011.94.36
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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