Program from a Mrs. Coretta Scott King recital on September 30, 1956

Created by
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, American, founded 1877
Subject of
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Scott, Minnie Kimbrough, American, died 2012
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
ink on paper with metal and graphite
H x W: 9 × 6 × 1/16 in. (22.9 × 15.3 × 0.1 cm)
souvenir programs
Place used
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
September 30, 1956
A program for a recital for Mrs. Coretta Scott King on September 30, 1956. A black-and-white image of Scott King is centrally featured. She is depicted in bust pose, in three-quarters profile looking towards the left edge of the image. She is wearing sleeveless dark dress with a light colored, ruffled neckline. Above the image is black text that reads, [THE USHER BOARDS / AND THE / YOUNG MATRONS COUNCIL / OF / DEXTER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH / PRESENT]. Below the image is additional black text that reads [CORETTA SCOTT KING / SOPRANO / In Recital / MINNIE KIMBROUGH SCOTT / ACCOMPANIST / MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA / Sunday, September 30, 1956 – 5:30 P.M. / Rev. M. L. King, Jr. ………………….Pastor / Mr. L. W. Smiley ………………….Chairman / Mrs. Norman Walton ………………….Co-Chairman / Mr. R. D. Nesbitt ………………….Advisor]. The program has eight (8) interior pages, a front cover, a back cover, and handwritten notes on some of the interior pages. There is a purple sticky note affixed to the back of the booklet.
African American
American South
Classical (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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