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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 10 11/16 × 13 3/8 in. (27.1 × 33.9 cm)
H x W (sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
October 1967
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 black and white photographic print depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a podium. Shown in profile, he faces the wooden podium looking straight ahead. Two microphones are mounted on top of the podium, one at each side. He wears a light grey pin stripe suit and dark tie. The background of the photograph is dark. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture