Students from Clark College gathered around Dr. King's tomb at Southview Cemetery

Image for Students from Clark College gathered around Dr. King's tomb at Southview Cemetery
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Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Clark Atlanta University, American, founded 1988
Printed by
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
inkjet prints
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
These are some students from Clark College that gathered in front of Dr. King's tomb at Southview Cemetery for a small ceremony which took place after the Ebenezer Baptist Church event. Do you see anyone that you can identify?
This black and white photograph was taken the day of the first commemorative event for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 1969. The photograph shows a group of unidentified people visiting King's original burial site at South-View Cemetery.
The unmarked side of the marble tomb can be seen at proper right under a dark tent. There is a small ceremonial flame resting on a bed of pebbles between the grave and the crowd. The unidentified crowd is standing facing the tomb.
The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Civil rights
Funeral customs and rites
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry

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