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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Eugene E. White, American, born 1933  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996  Search this
reversal film and cardboard
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
color slides
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 13, 1968 - June 23, 1968
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
This color slide depicts a man, Eugene E. White, and an unidentified woman standing outdoors holding up a large painting in Resurrection City. Squatting to one side of the painting, White wears a black beret and a dark shirt under a black leather jacket with black pants. The left sleeve of his jacket has a white armband with a red cross on it. Propping up the other end of the painting is a woman wearing a blue patterned blouse under a blue coat. She has a beige patterned head wrap and sunglasses. The painting shows seven individuals and a dog, standing in two distinct groups in front of a pair of houses. Behind the couple holding the painting is a parked white car with several paintings propped up along the sides. There is a red parked car and three individuals in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
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Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture