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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 Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Caption:
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.
Description:
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.
Topic:
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:
2015.245.245
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.245