Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
oil paint and ink on plywood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 48 x 96 x 1/2 in. (121.9 x 243.8 x 1.3 cm)
Type
mural paintings
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
First (1) of twelve (12) painted plywood panels from the Resurrection City mural that was created and displayed in the encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968. Depicted on this panel is a partial portrait of a bearded man, wearing a black and red striped shirt and green overalls, facing to the proper right with arm outstretched. In the upper left corner painted in red is: "BROTHERS / AND / SISTERS / HUNGER / IS REAL [underlined] / AND YOU BETTER / BELIEVE IT! DIG." Along the top edge is the beginning of the phrase "HUNGER'S WALL" in large black capital letters. Along the bottom edge is the text "PROBE THE DRUM" in orange, purple and green. This segment is the upper left corner panel, and the beginning of the series of four (4) panels that form the top portion of the Hunger Wall.
Topic
African American
Activism
Art
Black power
Freedom
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Poverty
Race relations
Resistance
United States--History--1961-1969
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
Object number
2012.110.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture