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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
H x W: 3179 pixels × 2157 pixels, 39.27 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
This image depicts four men building an A-frame tent in Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. Two of the men, both wearing hats and jackets, stand on the tent's slanting wooden sides, one man on each side. They hold the large sheet of plastic to the top pf the wood frame while two men on the ground hold the sheet flat against the wall. One man on the ground, wearing a yellow shirt and dark hat, stretches his left hand and gazes towards one of the men on the slanting wall. Both men on the ground stand with their back to the viewer. There is another yellow tent in the background.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Resurrection City
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture