Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3179 pixels × 2157 pixels, 39.27 MB
Description
This image depicts a woman during the construction of Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. She is wearing a yellow cloth wrapped around her head. She is shown from the chest upwards, wearing a light grey button shirt, with an object hanging from a cloth strap around her neck. Wooden frames for temporary shelters are visible in the background.
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
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
Labor
Local and regional
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
2014.116.37
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5936e7cf3-a42f-4a4a-ad8e-83a26edb4497

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