This imaged depicts musician Dizzy Gillespie, outside, seated on the edge of a platform in a crowd of people at Resurrection City. Gillespie is sitting slightly sideways to the camera, facing to the viewer's right, among other sitting and standing individuals. Wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark pants, a button pin and thick rimmed glasses, he looks upwards, a cigarette between his lips. In the foreground is a young woman in a white sweater with a white scarf tied around her hair. She carries a purse over her left shoulder and holds an object against her chest with her bent left arm. She stands sideways to the viewer, looking to the viewer's left. In the background is a crowd of people standing in front of a group of trees.
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 photographic slide depicts Dizzy Gillespie standing on a stage with a band. Wearing a navy blue shirt and red pants, he holds his trumpet in his right hand. To his right is a man dressed in a grey suit and tie, seated behind a drum set. Behind him are a group of men, four wearing suit, one in a brown shirt. One of the men is seated and wears a fedora. There is a reflection of the Washington Monument in the water behind the men. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."