Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Rev. Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass, American, 1933 - 1986
Signed by
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2124 pixels × 3218 pixels, 39.15 MB
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.
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Topic
Activism
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59e98f71a-fd8d-4e54-9e7b-44da28552d51
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