Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Seated (left) on front row of picture is Mr. Isaac Farris Sr., Dr. King's brother-in-law. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays can be seen at the extreme right. Dr. Mays was president of Morehouse College when a young Martin Luther King Jr. was a student there.
This black and white photograph shows the crowd for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Most attendees are seated throughout the photograph. There are some people standing against the back wall and in the upper gallery. Isaac Farris Sr. is seated in the first row on the proper right. Benjamin Mays can be seen in the same first row, with a gap between the two men, on the proper left. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.