Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Chairman Tse-Tung, Mao, Chinese, 1893 - 1976
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Date
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)
Description
Eighth (8) 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. On this panel is a variety of text painted in red, brown, yellow and black, including "BROTHER MAO", "BLACK!! OR WHAT", "Inkster", "Pax", "the MEEK shall inherit the EARTH when they stop BEING MEEK" and incomplete portions of the phrase "Black WOMEN!!!", "PUERTO RICO" and "Join the Black Liberation Front." This segment is from the lower center, fourth from the left.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Type
mural paintings
Topic
Activism
Art
Black power
Freedom
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Poverty
Race relations
Resistance
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
Object number
2012.110.8
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53e22a2d1-d2cd-4a45-9c34-168cfc066b55
2 image(s)