Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
This shot was taken during a portion of the program when everyone was invited to sing the official adopted hymn of the Civil Rights Movement "We Shall Overcome".
This black and white photograph shows members of the King family inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Coretta Scott King is standing in the center of the photograph with Bernice and Alberta King standing to her right. Harry Belafonte is looking at the camera and standing with his arms crossed at proper left. There are unidentified attendees standing around the family. The background of the church is dark in the image and a light from press equipment is illuminated above Coretta Scott King. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.