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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Signed by:
Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, American, 1915 - 1984  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
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 color slide depicts Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, father of Aretha Franklin, under a large tent. In the foreground is a man in a dark button down shirt and dark blazer. He wears a gold necklace with a large cross pendant. He holds his left hand up by his throat. Visible behind him are four men, three of whom wear hats. A large handwritten sign is partially visible in the bottom left corner. 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
Black geographies  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:
2015.245.250
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/fd54cfe746e-cb64-4b5c-ab2b-dd00bb5a7e8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.250