Young girl in tent doorway - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Young girl in 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 Child or Children
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3179pixels × 2157pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Description
This image depicts a young girl peering out between the flaps of a yellow tent in Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. The girl leans slightly to her right to look around the edge of the yellow tent flap. She wears a pale yellow dress and beige button down cardigan. Her hair is braided and she has a pencil tucked through a braid on the crown of her head. Although facing forward, her eyes are focused to the right of the viewer. Behind the girl within the tent is a folding cot on which are four small children. A fifth small child in a red jacket stands at the end of the cot and looks towards the tent entrance.
Topic
African American
Children
Civil rights
Communities
Families
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
2014.116.38
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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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