National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 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 transparency depicts a woman sitting on a folding chair in front of several A frame shelters. Wearing a sleeveless, pale colored dress, and sneakers,she sits with her ankles crossed and her head cocked to the right side. She holds a pile of clothing and a pair of shoes on her lap. There are rows of A frame shelters behind her.