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Photograph by:
Jill Freedman, American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (32.8 × 22 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 10 15/16 in. (35.5 × 27.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968; printed September 2017
Description:
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a Resurrection City resident posing in front of a plywood structure. The resident wears a light colored fringed cape and a light colored hat and poses barefoot with legs crossed holding a mirror in one hand with the other held up to their chin in a gesture. An SCLC badge is visible around the resident's neck. Behind the resident is a piece of plywood with the word [Madam] painted on it. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black geographies  Search this
Local and regional  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:
2017.81.14
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jill Freedman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Resurrection City
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/fd5b29cae54-af2a-4377-9e3d-363a34cf4ef3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.81.14