Harry Belafonte Jr. seated with Mrs. Coretta Scott King and her children

Image for Harry Belafonte Jr. seated with Mrs. Coretta Scott King and her children
2 images
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
King, Alberta, American, 1904 - 1974
Rev. King, Martin Luther Sr, American, 1899 - 1984
King, Bernice Albertine, American, born 1963
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
"When an usher who saw me with my camera took my arm and led me down to the front of the church with the rest of the media, I was so nervous that I almost froze up. But after a few minutes of finding out that no one was paying any attention to me I loosened up, raised my camera and started shooting."
This black and white photograph shows members of the King family and Harry Belafonte seated inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s commemorative birthday service in 1969. Media equipment is set up behind the family and one of the lights is shining at the camera. The bottom proper right corner of the photograph is obscured. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
Civil rights
Singers (Musicians)
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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