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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Black Star, American, founded 1935  Search this
Medium:
reversal film
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
transparencies
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 transparency depicts men playing croquet on the National Mall. In the foreground are two young men holding croquet mallets. One man wears a navy blue shirt and khaki pants. He stands next to a wicket, and gazes at the second man, who wears khaki pants and piece of dark fabric draped around his shoulders. He is bent over in the middle or swinging his mallet at a ball. Behind them is a row of A frame shelters with two men interacting with each other, and a third man in the distance working on one of the shelters.
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
Recreation  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:
2015.245.276
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/fd583ab3386-ccf8-49f5-ab5f-53e1f1f12bb1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.276