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Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Che Guevara, Argentine, 1928 - 1967  Search this
Emiliano Zapata, Mexican, 1879 - 1919  Search this
Pancho Villa, Mexican, 1878 - 1923  Search this
Joaquin Murrieta, Mexican, c. 1829 - c. 1853  Search this
National Liberation Front, active 1954 - 1976  Search this
Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese, 1893 - 1976  Search this
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963  Search this
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
oil paint and ink on plywood
H x W x D (overall): 123 × 384 × 1/2 in. (312.4 × 975.4 × 1.3 cm)
mural paintings
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This is a mural, comprised of twelve (12) painted plywood panels, that was created and displayed in the Resurrection City encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968. The panels were installed together, four panels (4) horizontally across the top and eight (8) panels installed vertically on the bottom, to form a thirty-two (32) foot long wall. The boards were painted by Resurrection City activists with slogans, quotes and art. Painted text at the top of the panel reads: [Hunger's Wall: Tell It Like It Is].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black power  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Women  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Visual Arts
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National Museum of African American History and Culture