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Written by:
John Jacob Wiebenson, American, died 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
manuscripts for publication
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
A manuscript of a work, "An Outline of Resurrection City as Used," heavily notated with fiber-tip pen, blue colored pencil, and graphite pencil. The pages are single-sided with typed black ink. The work begins with three unnumbered pages followed by pages numbered 2 through 22, for a total of 25 pages. The second page, unnumbered, features a diagram of Resurrection City on the National Mall. An example of a handwritten note on the object appears on Page 2 in the left margin adjacent to underlined type and reads [WHAT DOES / THIS IMPLY / ABOUT SUCCESS OR / FAILURE OF / R. CITY?]. Handwritten comments appear in at least three separate hands: one in orange pen and occasionally in graphite, one exclusively in graphite, and one in blue colored pencil. Page 4 features an organizational chart of Resurrection City. The front cover has light damage at the corners, and pages are creased at the corners from handling.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Poverty  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Urban planning  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Abigail Wiebenson & sons, John, Derek & Sam in honor of John Wiebenson
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Documents and Published Materials
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture