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Poster for Poor People's Campaign

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Distributed by:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20 11/16 × 14 3/4 × 7/16 in. (52.6 × 37.4 × 1.1 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Description:
This is a Spanish language poster for the Poor People’s Campaign, targeted specifically towards Puerto Ricans. Text at the top of the poster reads "POOR PEOLE'S CAMPAIGN/ PUERTORRIQUENOS MARCHAN/ A Washington en la Campana de los Pobres." Below the text is an image of a man, a fedora hat shadowing his upper face. He holds his right hand in front of his face with his thumb at the corner of his mouth. Under the image is text that reads "En su vecindario, informese con:" In the bottom right corner is text that reads "SABADO/ 8 DE JUNIO/ DE 1968/ Unase a/ La Marcha! / Telefonos: / Dia. 245-0700 ext. 751/ Noche. 874-3090/ Radio City Station/ P.O. Box 54."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Graphic design
Language
Poverty
Social reform
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.18
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.18
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Sign for the Poor People’s Campaign Headquarters

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Manufactured by:
Unidentified
Used by:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Medium:
ink on plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29 3/4 × 95 3/4 × 3/16 in. (75.6 × 243.2 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
signs
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Caption:
This sign was used at the Poor People’s Campaign Headquarters building at 14th and U Streets NW, Washington, D.C. in 1968.
Description:
A white, plastic sign with black lettering that reads [Poor Peoples Campaign / Headquarters / S.C.L.C.].
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Political organizations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Walter C. Thaxton
Object number:
2014.208.1
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.208.1

Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts a man sitting next to a woman holding a young child. The man is pictured in profile, seated to the right of frame, wearing a grey suit. He rests his elbows on his knees and holds a short cigarette between his fingers. Next to him, in center frame, is the woman, wearing a light colored top and blue jeans, her grey hair pulled back from her face. The child, wearing a long sleeve red shirt and blue and white patterned overalls, sits in the woman's lap holding a baby bottle. Behind them, the legs of a person seated on a platform are visible.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Families
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.61
Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.61
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 woman leaning a large piece of plywood against her back. Wearing a brown pattered dress, she faces the viewer with the plywood leaning against her upper back and shoulders. She has a crucifix around her neck and a large circular pin or pendant on the front of her dress. Behind her are piles of plywood sheets and several A frame shelters. Groups of people stand among the shelters. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.241
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.241
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 family of six sitting outside a row of A frame shelters. Seated on ground on the left side of the image is a woman wearing a dark shirt, light pants, and a dark scarf over her hair. Seated on her lap is a little boy in a red and blue striped pants and dark pants. He holds a blue object up to his mouth with both hands. Next to the woman is a little girl kneeling on the ground wearing a white turtleneck and pink shorts. She has an African mask pendant around her neck. On the girl's other side is a boy kneeling on the ground, wearing white shirt and grey pants. In front of him squats a man in a yellow short sleeve sweater and khaki pants. Sitting on the ground between the little girl and the man is a little boy in the light colored top and blue pants. He holds an object in both hands and has two toy trucks on the ground in front of him. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.242
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.242
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 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."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.244
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.244
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.245
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 young man wearing multiple necklaces, shown from the waist up. He stands outdoors, gazing direly at the viewer. He wears a dark jacket with vertical stripes of white, red, ad grey. Under the jacket he wears a grey and brown striped shirt. Around his neck is a white apron, a necklace made of large tortoise-shell colored rings, and a thick gold chain with a large wooden pendant. Trees and a parked tuck are visible in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.246
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.246
Additional Online Media:

Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Woman or Women
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 two boys and a woman sitting outside. The woman wears a dark top, glasses, and a dark scarf over her hair. Her face is in profile to the viewer. Sitting next to her is a little boy in a red long sleeve shirt and blue pants. He holds an apple in his hands and looks directly at the viewer. Sitting slightly in front of him is a second little boy in a red blue and white striped shirt and dark pants. He gazes downward at something cupped in his palm. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york." They lean against large piece of plywood. there is a box of clothing in the background.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Families
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.247
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_2015.245.247
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
Medium:
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
portraits
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts a person wearing a yellow cloth head wrap. Shown from the chest upwards, the individual wears a grey button down shirt and a cloth apron strap around the neck. Wooden frames for temporary shelters are visible in the background. The slide mount has text that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.51
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.51
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Woman or Women
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
Medium:
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
portraits
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts a man wearing a traditional Native American headdress. The headdress is made of red, white and blue feathers, with a beaded headband. He wears a light blue shirt with red and blue stripes and tan pants. He wears a decorative ceremonial apron of a red bird on a black field. The black apron is edged in yellow fringe. It is held around the waist by a wide decorated belt with two large silver disks in front. In front of him is a woman in a blue sweater carrying a white purse. Standing in profile to the viewer, she holds out her hands to a small child standing in front of her. The child, standing with his back to the viewer, wears a blue blazer and a blue and white hat. In the background are a group of people and a partially constructed A frame. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.158
Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.158
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927
Sidney Poitier, American, born 1927
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 Harry Belafonte embracing Sidney Poitier on stage. Harry Belafonte wears a dark shirt and pants. He shakes the hand and embraces another individual wearing a dark suit. A microphone on a stand is visible behind them.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Entertainers
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
Singers (Musicians)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.248
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
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.248
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, American, 1933 - 1986
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This image depicts the Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick holding a guitar. Wearing a dark blue denim shirt with brass buttons, he is viewed from below, giving him a monumental aspect. He holds the guitar against his torso and strums with his right hand. He gazes straight ahead, over the head of the photographer.The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Local and regional
Music
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.249
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.249
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 Harry Belafonte performing on stage. Wearing a black collared shirt and black pants, he holds a microphone in his right hand. He is depicted from below, giving him a monumental aspect. Next to him is a drummer standing behind a drum set.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
Singers (Musicians)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.257
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.257
Additional Online Media:

Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts Harry Belafonte on stage. Standing in profile to the viewer he wears a dark suit over a dark shirt. He holds a microphone in his hands in front of him. Behind him is a band seated on low risers.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
Singers (Musicians)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.261
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.261
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Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
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:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts a young man digging a trench. The man's bare back is to the camera and he stands hip deep in the trench, bent over holding the wooden handle of a digging implement with both hands. He wears belted blue jeans, a cowboy hat, and a blue bandana around his neck. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.75
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Pinback button for the Poor People's Campaign

view Pinback button for the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Manufactured by:
N.G. Slater Corp., American, founded 1936
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
AFL-CIO, American, founded 1955
Medium:
paper on metal with plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/16 × 2 1/16 × 3/8 in. (5.2 × 5.2 × 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Description:
This pinback button features a black and white outline drawing of a person cradling a baby. Text on the upper right quarter reads: [Poor/People's/ Campaign/ 1968]. Along the button rim is manufacturer information that reads: [OFFICIAL MFR'S © N.G. Slater Corp, N.Y.C 11]. Next to this text is a union manufacturing seal that reads: [AFL-CIO/ Local 44] inside an oval and the words [Union Made] directly below the oval. The back of the button has a fastener with a clasp.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Object number:
2013.68.30
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.68.30
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Photographic transparency of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic transparency of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium:
reversal film
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
transparencies
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This photographic transparency depicts a yellow school bus parked by the curb with five men's heads protruding from side windows and one man emerging from the door. The photograph is taken from the rear right side of the bus, looking towards the front. There are two hand-made signs taped to the bus’s side, both handwritten on white paper. One, in black letters, reads "NEWARK, N.J. / VAN-GUARD/ POOR PEOPLES/ CAMPAIGN." The other sign, written in red ink reads “NEWARK, NJ." Painted in black and white script by the door's lower corner is the bus company's logo that reads "Mer (?)enthal (?)rs/ Bus Service." Five men lean out the upper half of five bus windows, looking over their right shoulders towards the viewer. Two of the men wear flat caps, and all five men wear over shirts or jackets in shades of khaki or dark blue. A sixth man in a dark blue jacket stands in the bus's open door. With the transparency was a protective plastic sleeve with a sticker on the upper left corner with both handwritten and stamped text.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.288
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.288

Photographic transparency of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic transparency of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium:
reversal film
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
transparencies
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Description:
This color transparency depicts a group of people viewed from between the end of two A frame shelters on the National Mall. Two individuals are seated by the front of the shelters. Sitting with their backs to the viewer, both wear shaggy white hats and grey coats, one lighter that the other. They sit on rectangle objects covered with sacks. They are turned slightly towards each other. Directly in front of them are three men, who also stand with their backs to the viewer. Two wear red long sleeve shirts, one wears brown pants and one wears blue. The third man wears a dark jacket and grey pants. The Washington Monument is visible in the background.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.268
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.268

Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

view Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign digital asset number 1
Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
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 captured at the Poor People's Campaign 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 people getting haircuts outside several A frame shelters. In the foreground is a seated young man, draped in a striped barber’s cloth. Another man stands in front of him, holding an electric razor in his right hand. His left hand rests on the young man's head. He wears a white barber’s smock, dark pants and a dark flat cap. Another individual is seated behind them, also draped in a barber's cloth. A man in a blue flat cap, sunglasses and white top stands next to him. Trees and A frame shelters are visible in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Hair
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.253
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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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_2015.245.253
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