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Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College, seated with a young Isaac Farris Jr. and friend

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Photograph by:
Horace C. Henry, American, born 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, American, 1894 - 1984  Search this
Isaac Farris Jr., American  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Isaac Newton Farris Sr., American, 1930 - 2000  Search this
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, president of Morehouse College is seen here (seated on right). Next to Dr. Mays is a young Isaac Farris Jr. and a friend. You can also see a partial view of Mr. Isacc Farris Sr. on the front row as well.
This black and white photograph is a detail of the seated crowd inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Benjamin Mays is seated at proper left holding a program. Mays is next to Isaac Farris Jr. and an unidentified child. Isaac Farris Sr. is cut off in the frame at proper right. There are other unidentified attendees seated in the back rows. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Horace C. Henry
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Horace Henry
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture