Woman in brown dress with children - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Woman in brown dress with children - 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
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3179pixels × 2157pixels
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 woman and two young children standing at the entrance of a yellow tent at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. One yellow tent flap is folded back allowing the woman to peek though the opening. She wears a brown dress and black flat shoes. At her side are two small children, the taller child in a striped red white and blue shirt and blue pants. The child leans against the woman’s left side. On his other side is a much smaller child wearing an off-white onesie. The woman has her left arm around both children with her left hand resting on the smallest child's head. Behind them inside the tent another child is visible.
Topic
African American
Children
Civil rights
Communities
Families
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
2014.116.35
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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