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Photograph by:
Horace C. Henry, American, born 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Yolanda King, American, 1955 - 2007  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  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)
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
The King children held up very well at the first memorial service for Dr. King. Here we see the oldest daughter, Yolanda arriving.
This black and white photograph shows Yolanda King arriving at the first commemorative event on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 1969 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. King can be seen, center, in profile in a solid, knee-length coat holding a white handbag. The striped coat of another individual can be partially seen behind King. There is an unidentified child next to King who is not fully visible. Unidentified crowds are in the background behind a row of parked cars which separate King from the church. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark and printer's inscriptions.
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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© 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