A somber Mrs. Coretta Scott King entering into Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for A somber Mrs. Coretta Scott King entering into Ebenezer Baptist Church
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
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
A somber Mrs. Coretta Scott King entering into Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Description
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King and unidentified men inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s first commemorated birthday service in 1969. King is facing the camera with her eyes downcast. She is standing next to a flower arrangment and the church with stained glass windows can be seen behind her. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
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
2011.94.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry
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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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