Yolanda King, oldest daugher of Martin Luther King, Jr. arriving at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Yolanda King, oldest daugher of Martin Luther King, Jr. arriving at Ebenezer Baptist Church
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Yolanda, American, 1955 - 2007
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
photographs
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
The King children held up very well at the first memorial service for Dr. King. Here we see the oldest daughter, Yolanda arriving.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Yolanda King arriving at the first commemorative event on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 1969 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. King can be seen, center, in profile in a solid, knee-length coat holding a white handbag. The striped coat of another individual can be partially seen behind King. There is an unidentified child next to King who is not fully visible. Unidentified crowds are in the background behind a row of parked cars which separate King from the church. 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
2011.94.39
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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