Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
National Liberation Front, active 1954 - 1976
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
oil paint and ink on plywood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 75 x 48 x 1/2 in. (190.5 x 121.9 x 1.3 cm)
Type
mural paintings
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
Fifth (5) 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 text in yellow, red, and black paint, including phrases "Guerilla!", "love the Viet Cong", "BLACK THAT'S IT", "Ask it / SHALL / BE GIVE.", "Simba!" and "UHURU." This segment is the lower left corner panel, and the beginning of the series of eight (8) panels that form the lower 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
2012.110.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture