Woman at tent doorway - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Woman at tent doorway - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3179pixels × 3157pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Description
This image depicts a young woman standing at the entrance of one of the yellow tents at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. Framed by the tent flaps of yellow material she gazes directly at the viewer. She is dressed in a blue knit shirt with a fold over collar and a vee-neckline. There is some clear and white material, possibly a wad of tape, stuck to one tent flap at head level.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Local and regional
Photography
Resistance
Social reform
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.34
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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