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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 Child or Children  Search this
H x W: 3179 pixels × 2157 pixels, 39.27 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Cultural Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
This image depicts a young girl peering out between the flaps of a yellow tent in Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. The girl leans slightly to her right to look around the edge of the yellow tent flap. She wears a pale yellow dress and beige button down cardigan. Her hair is braided and she has a pencil tucked through a braid on the crown of her head. Although facing forward, her eyes are focused to the right of the viewer. Behind the girl within the tent is a folding cot on which are four small children. A fifth small child in a red jacket stands at the end of the cot and looks towards the tent entrance.
African American  Search this
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Children  Search this
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Local and regional  Search this
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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
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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See more items in:
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