Rosa Parks seated with Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy and Mr. Cleveland Robinson

Image for Rosa Parks seated with Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy and Mr. Cleveland Robinson
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Conyers, John Jr., American, born 1929
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican, 1914 - 1995
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
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
Left to right: Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Mr. Cleveland Robinson.
Description
This black and white photograph depicts from proper right to left John Conyers, Ralph David Abernathy, Rosa Parks and Cleveland Robinson, who are all looking off-camera to proper left. They are seated inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. A cross is visible in the background. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark and printer's inscription.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Politics (Practical)
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
2011.94.9
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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