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Photograph by:
Horace C. Henry, American, born 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  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
Mrs. Coretta Scott King arrives at Ebenezer Baptist Church. This was the first time that there was an official gathering to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, 1969 in Atlanta, GA., nine months after Dr. King was assasinated [sic]. That's my reflection in the car window.
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King arriving by car to the Ebenezer Baptist Church for a birthday commemoration for Martin Luther King Jr. in 1969. There is an unidentified man between Coretta Scott King and the open door of the car. The reflection of the photographer can be seen in the car window. A crowd of unidentified people can be seen behind the car. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  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
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Horace Henry
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture