Dr. Ralph Abernathy addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church

Image for Dr. Ralph Abernathy addresses the audience inside Ebenezer Baptist Church
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
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
inkjet prints
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
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.
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Oratory
Photography
Preaching
Religion
United States--History--1961-1969
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Horace C. Henry
Object number
2011.94.5
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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