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Coretta Scott King is being protected by police officers and civil rights workers as she leaves Ebenezer Baptist Church

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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
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
Caption:
Mrs. King is being protected by police officers and civil rights workers as she leaves Ebenezer Baptist Church. Notice the three vintage reel to reel movie cameras which television stations used to record stories during that time.
Description:
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Coretta Scott King is in the center of the photograph, mostly obscured by a man in a black hat. King's patterned coat and the side of her head can be seen. King is being directed by a uniformed officer. There is an unidentified man leaving behind King. Crowds can be seen in the background. There is a press reel camera in front of the photographer. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2011.94.32
Restrictions & Rights:
© Horace Henry
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d8992832-b913-4d37-a8d6-85607206f041
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.94.32