This image depicts a young woman seated between rows of tents at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. The woman, seated on a wooden folding chair, wears a light colored shirt with long sleeves pushed up, and a light colored and patterned skirt. She wears a scarf wrapped around her head and is barefoot. Her light colored sandals rest on the ground beside her. She sits sideways to the camera and looks at the viewer over her left shoulder, holding her left hand on her hip. She sits in the doorway of a tent made of yellow material, wood, and plastic sheeting. Folding cots are visible inside the tent opposite her. The alley is bare ground with sparse grass and a tree is visible in the distance over the roofs of the tents.
This image depicts a yellow school bus parked by the curb with five men's heads protruding from side windows and one man emerging from the door. The photograph is taken from the rear right side of the bus, looking towards the front. There are two hand-made signs taped to the bus' side, both handwritten on white paper. One, in black letters, reads "NEWARK, N.J. / VAN-GUARD/ POOR PEOPLES/ CAMPAIGN." The other sign, written in red ink reads “NEWARK, NJ." Painted in black and white script by the door's lower corner is the bus company's logo that reads "Mer(?)enthal(?)rs/ Bus Service." Five men lean out the upper half of five bus windows, looking over their right shoulders towards the viewer. Two of the men wear flat caps, and all five men wear over shirts or jackets in shades of khaki or dark blue. A sixth man in a dark blue jacket stands in the bus's open door.
This image depicts a temporary shelter in Resurrection City on the National Mall with the lyrics to two songs written on its sides. The tent, made of plywood and plastic sheeting, is situated on the National Mall, with trees and the Washington Monument visible behind it. The first song is titled "You Can't Keep Us Down" and the lyrics cover the left half of the tent wall. The other song is titled "In Resurrection City" and its lyrics cover the right side of the tent wall. For full lyrics, please see Notes Text Entries.
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.