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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
reversal film and cardboard
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
color slides
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
This color slide depicts a large crowd listening to a concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial. A wooden stage is set up in front of the Memorial. On it is an ensemble of musicians including A pianist is seated in front of a grand piano, a percussionist, a guitarist, and flutist. The pianist wears a brown sweater and dark pants, and sits in quarter profile to the viewer. The guitarist stands behind him, wearing a white sweater and dark pants. Standing next to him is the percussionist wearing a dark cardigan and dark pants. Both musicians stand in profile to the viwer. In front of the piano is a flutist in a grey top, standing with his back to the viewer. Two other men stand on the other side of the piano. The audience is sitting and standing on steps in front of the Memorial. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Poverty  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture