Audience at First Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held at Ebenezer Baptist, 1969

Image for Audience at First Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held at Ebenezer Baptist, 1969
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Young, Jean Childs, American, 1933 - 1994
Lowery, Evelyn Gibson, American, 1925 - 2013
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 captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption
This annual event was to grow from year to year until eventually, an official national holiday was named in honor of Dr. King. The wives of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery and Andrew J. Young can be seen in the audience. Are you able to pick them out?
Description
This black and white photograph shows the crowd inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1969 birthday event. The ground floor and upper gallery seating are both visible. All visible seating in the picture on both floors is filled with the crowd. Evelyn Gibson Lowery and Jean Childs Young can be seen sitting in the crowd. 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
2011.94.6
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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