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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
Unidentified Woman or Women  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
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 13, 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 a crowd of young men and women outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Washington, DC. They stand closely together, many of them clapping their hands, some with their mouth open in song. Several of them wear SCLC badges. One young man in the center wears a green shirt and a round, white pinback button reading [WELFARE RIGHTS NOW!]. Another young man on the far right wears a brown and grey collared shirt and a pinback button reading [INDIAN RIGHTS]. There is a large white pillared portico in the background. The slide mount obverse has text 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
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.39
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/fd5a007f511-ea58-487e-bb38-23023f7895f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.39