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."