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 smiling woman standing in a muddy area of the National Mall. Wearing a dark sweatshirt, khaki pants and cowboy boots, she rests her weight on her right foot and lifts her left foot slightly above the mud. She holds both her arms up into the air and appears to be snapping her fingers. She stands in a muddy lane that runs between two rows of A frame shelters. There is an open suitcase filled with clothes lying on the ground behind her. The Washington Monument is visible in the distance.