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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963  Search this
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
oil paint and ink on plywood
H x W x D: 75 x 48 x 1/2 in. (190.5 x 121.9 x 1.3 cm)
mural paintings
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Tenth (10) of twelve (12) painted plywood panels from the Resurrection City mural that was created and displayed in the encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968. Depicted along the top edge of this panel is text in green paint. The complete phrase is: "I serve a risen savior who died / and was crucified so I might / have eternal life." The majority of the phrase is on this panel, although the text starts on the panel on the left and finishes on the panel on the right. At the center of this panel is a large red heart with text painted inside in red paint: "John the catholic / Martin the King / Robert the Samaritan / ... they bled / so we may live / and love." Around the heart is other text painted in green, black and yellow. This segment is from the lower right corner, third from the right.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black geographies  Search this
Black power  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Faith  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Interfaith communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Women  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture