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: 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
Sixth (6) 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 in the upper half of this panel is a set of bongo drums painted in red on top of a yellow triangle, with the text "KUMm BAH" painted below the drums in red. The yellow triangle is bordered by a thick green line, and surrounded by a black circle. Around the circle is a border of purple-red paint forming a square. On the rest of the panel is other text painted in brown, yellow, red and black, including "LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL/ HATE IS UGLY/ LIFE IS BOTH" and "REVOLUTION." This segment is from the lower left corner, second from the left.
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
2012.110.6
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture