Harry Belafonte prepares to go inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Dr. King's memorial service

Image for Harry Belafonte prepares to go inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Dr. King's memorial service
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
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 depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
Movie star and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte prepares to go inside Ebenezer Baptist church [sic] for Dr. King's memorial service. Mr. Belafonte was a very close friend of the King family.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Harry Belafonte arriving by car to the commemorative birthday service for Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The car door is open and Belafonte is facing away from the car. There is an unidentified crowd behind the car. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
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
2011.94.3
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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