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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  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3179 pixels × 2157 pixels, 39.27 MB
Type:
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Description:
This image depicts a woman during the construction of Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. She is wearing a yellow cloth wrapped around her head. She is shown from the chest upwards, wearing a light grey button shirt, with an object hanging from a cloth strap around her neck. Wooden frames for temporary shelters are visible in the background.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communities  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number:
2014.116.37
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Resurrection City
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5936e7cf3-a42f-4a4a-ad8e-83a26edb4497
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.116.37