Dr. Ralph Abernathy addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Dr. Ralph Abernathy addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Rev. King, A.D., American, 1930 - 1969
Rev. Henderson, Cornelius L., American, 1934 - 2000
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican, 1914 - 1995
Printed by
Subject of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886
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 captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Dr. Ralph David Abernthy addresses the audience as Rev. A.D. King on extreme left, and Rev. Conelius [sic] L. Henderson on extreme right listen to his speech. Notice the mixed crowd in pulpit.
This black and white photograph shows Rev. Ralph David Abernathy facing the camera and standing at the pulpit with microphones inside Ebenezer Baptist Church. Abernathy is speaking to an unidentified crowd at Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. There is a crowd seated behind Abernathy. Rosa Parks and Cleveland Robinson can be seen in the center front of this crowd. Cornelius Henderson is on the far proper left under the organ pipes. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Civil rights
Funeral customs and rites
Social life and customs
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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