Plywood panel mural from Resurrection City

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
King, Coretta Scott, American, 1927 - 2006
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Guevara, Che, Argentine, 1928 - 1967
Zapata, Emiliano, Mexican, 1879 - 1919
Villa, Pancho, Mexican, 1878 - 1923
Murrieta, Joaquin, Mexican, c. 1829 - c. 1853
National Liberation Front, active 1954 - 1976
Chairman Tse-Tung, Mao, Chinese, 1893 - 1976
President Kennedy, John F., American, 1917 - 1963
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
oil paint and ink on plywood
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 123 × 384 × 1/2 in. (312.4 × 975.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type
mural paintings
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
This is a mural, comprised of twelve (12) painted plywood panels, that was created and displayed in the Resurrection City encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968. The panels were installed together, four panels (4) horizontally across the top and eight (8) panels installed vertically on the bottom, to form a thirty-two (32) foot long wall. The boards were painted by Resurrection City activists with slogans, quotes and art. Painted text at the top of the panel reads: [Hunger's Wall: Tell It Like It Is].
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
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture