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Artist:
Dan Weiner, 1919 - 1959  Search this
Sitter:
Martin Luther King, Jr., 15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968  Search this
Coretta Scott King, 27 Apr 1927 - 30 Jan 2006  Search this
Yolanda Denise King, 17 Nov 1955 - 15 May 2007  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 27.7 x 35.5cm (10 7/8 x 14")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1cm (22 x 28")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Alabama\Montgomery\Montgomery
Date:
1956
Exhibition Label:
Martin Luther King Jr. with Coretta Scott King and their daughter Yolanda on the steps of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
While at Boston University, King met Coretta Scott, an Alabama native who was studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music. After overcoming resistance from "Daddy" King, who had expected his son to choose an Atlantan as his bride, the couple married in June 1953.
King began looking for employment opportunities in academia and in the ministry during his third year in Boston and was invited to preach trial sermons at several churches, including the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. The youthful King captivated the Dexter congregation when he preached there in January 1954, and in April he agreed to accept the church’s pastorship, following completion of his doctoral coursework. King delivered his first sermon as resident pastor there on September 5, 1954. The Kings welcomed their first child, Yolanda in November 1955.
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Veil  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower\Corsage  Search this
Exterior\Cityscape  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Feather  Search this
Coretta Scott King: Female  Search this
Coretta Scott King: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Coretta Scott King: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Yolanda Denise King: Female  Search this
Yolanda Denise King: Literature\Writer  Search this
Yolanda Denise King: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Yolanda Denise King: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Yolanda Denise King: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Male  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nobel Prize  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Sandra Weiner
Object number:
NPG.94.253
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© International Center of Photography, New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm473593ba0-efe0-4ef9-b17c-de1dc1854260
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.253