Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
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
Ninth (9) 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 this panel is text painted in green, brown, black, yellow, and red. At the top is a phrase in green paint that continues across several panels. Below the green text is text in brown, continuing from the panel to its left: "NEGRO Y BLANCO INSIEME." At center, in large letters, is a phrase that partially extends onto the panel on the right: "SISTERS OF WATTS FOR HUMAN DIGNITY." This segment is from the lower center, fourth from right.
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
2012.110.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture