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Photograph by:
Dr. Doris Derby, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Poor People's Corporation, American, 1965 - 1974  Search this
Liberty House, American, 1965 - 1974  Search this
H x W: 725 pixels × 1114 pixels, 0.5 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white image of the annual meeting of the Poor People's Corporation Producer Co-ops. The image is in landscape orientation and depicts a large group of people, both men and women, sitting in a large circle around three tables pushed together in a large room. Most of the individuals are sitting back away from the table, with papers in their hands. In the foreground, there are two men with their backs to the viewer, close to the table. There is an individual holding a Liberty House catalog (like Reference #1) open in their hands, but their body is cut off from the picture. There are large boxes and another folded table in the background against the wall (which has vertical wood paneling). There is also a smaller structure in the back left corner of the image, inside the room, with a bulletin board with various pieces of paper stuck to it.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Labor  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Doris A. Derby
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture