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 a crowd of young men and women outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Washington, DC. They stand closely together, many of them clapping their hands, some with their mouth open in song. Several of them wear SCLC badges. One young man in the center wears a green shirt and a round, white pinback button reading [WELFARE RIGHTS NOW!]. Another young man on the far right wears a brown and grey collared shirt and a pinback button reading [INDIAN RIGHTS]. There is a large white pillared portico in the background. The slide mount obverse has text that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."