Men with plastic at tent - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. – 1968

Image for Men with plastic at tent - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. – 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
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 four men building an A-frame tent in Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. Two of the men, both wearing hats and jackets, stand on the tent's slanting wooden sides, one man on each side. They hold the large sheet of plastic to the top pf the wood frame while two men on the ground hold the sheet flat against the wall. One man on the ground, wearing a yellow shirt and dark hat, stretches his left hand and gazes towards one of the men on the slanting wall. Both men on the ground stand with their back to the viewer. There is another yellow tent in the background.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Labor
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
2014.116.36
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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