Girl with yellow scarf - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Girl with yellow scarf - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified
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 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.
Topic
African American
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
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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