Marcus and Yetta Danneman papers on the King family, 1961-2006.
Creator: Danneman, Marcus and Yetta.
Collection number: 5375
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Abstract: Marcus and Yetta Danneman, a Jewish couple, owned a grocery store in Atlanta, Ga., from 1939 to 1986. Their grocery store was across the street from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Sr.’s family attended and pastored. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and other items chiefly documenting Marcus and Yetta Danneman’s relationship with the King family. Correspondence includes letters, cards, telegrams, and other items from Coretta Scott King and other members of the King family to Marcus and Yetta Danneman. Other correspondence documents monetary contributions Marcus and Yetta Danneman made to various organization. Photographs include 1961 images of Coretta Scott King and unidentified women modeling clothes in a fashion show at Ebenezer Baptist Church; photographs of Coretta Scott King and others, possibly at a building opening ceremony; and several unidentified photographs. There are also programs, booklets, and pamphlets relating to Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change, and the historic and park site dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.; magazines and newspapers articles about Martin Luther King Jr., the King family, and Marcus and Yetta Danneman; certificates awarded to Marcus and Yetta Danneman for their service to their community; books inscribed to the Dannemans from Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Sr., and Martin Luther King Jr.; and audiodisc and cassette recordings of Martin Luther King Jr.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Of particular interest are the photographs of a fashion show at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1961, which include Coretta Scott King and other unidentified women (See Image Folders PF-5375/1-3).