A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of young women marching down a street. Two hold signs, several clap, and some have arms linked. The sign that is visible reads [No bread / No meat / No soda / No cake / But we shall overcome]. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.56.1a, 2011.174.56.1b, 2011.174.56.1c, 2011.174.56.1d, 2011.174.56.1e, 2011.174.56.1f, 2011.174.56.1g, 2011.174.56.1h, and 2011.174.56.1i.
Carrie Young recalls growing up in on a farm, moving to West Helena, Arkansas, with her family, and meeting civil rights organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including Myrtle Glascoe, Bill Hansen, and Howard Himmelbaum. She remembers registering voters, gathering signatures to overturn a poll tax, and protesting at the Arkansas state capitol. She discusses her marriage to Howard Himmelbaum, suing her employer for discrimination, and working with the group Black United Youth in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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."