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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Dizzy Gillespie, American, 1917 - 1993  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Black Star, American, founded 1935  Search this
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
portraits
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Caption:
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.
Description:
This photographic slide depicts Dizzy Gillespie standing on a stage with a band. Wearing a navy blue shirt and red pants, he holds his trumpet in his right hand. To his right is a man dressed in a grey suit and tie, seated behind a drum set. Behind him are a group of men, four wearing suit, one in a brown shirt. One of the men is seated and wears a fedora. There is a reflection of the Washington Monument in the water behind the men. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  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:
2015.245.243
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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/fd59eb83548-83f0-4ce8-95b3-737f500d2cce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.243