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Reverend Kirkpatrick - Resurrection City, Wash. D.C.. - 1968

Image for Reverend Kirkpatrick - Resurrection City, Wash. D.C.. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Rev. Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass, American, 1933 - 1986
Signed by
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2124pixels × 3218pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Description
This image depicts the Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick holding a guitar. Kirkpatrick led cultural programs at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. Wearing a dark blue denim shirt with brass buttons, he is viewed from below, giving him a monumental aspect. He holds the guitar against his torso and strums with his right hand. He gazes straight ahead, over the head of the photographer.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Folk (Music)
Local and regional
Men
Photography
Resistance
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.32
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture