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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
Commissioned by:
Black Star, American, founded 1935  Search this
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996  Search this
Manufactured by:
Unidentified  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 photographic slide depicts four men putting plastic sheeting on a temporary shelter. Two of the men, both wearing hats and jackets, stand on the structure's slanting wooden sides, one man on each side. They hold the large sheet of plastic to the top pf the wood frame while two men on the ground hold the sheet flat against the wall. One man on the ground, wearing a yellow shirt and dark hat, stretches his left hand towards one of the men on the slanting wall. Both men on the ground stand with their back to the viewer. A structure covered by a yellow plastic sheet is visible in the background. The slide mount reverse has text 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:
2015.245.52
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/fd51f27b29a-6d17-45ea-9817-48b4b7c3ffc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.52