Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Chairman Tse-Tung, Mao, Chinese, 1893 - 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
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.
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
2012.110.8
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
On View
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture