Woman between tents - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968

Image for Woman between tents - 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
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5285pixels × 5285pixels
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 young woman seated between rows of tents at Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. The woman, seated on a wooden folding chair, wears a light colored shirt with long sleeves pushed up, and a light colored and patterned skirt. She wears a scarf wrapped around her head and is barefoot. Her light colored sandals rest on the ground beside her. She sits sideways to the camera and looks at the viewer over her left shoulder, holding her left hand on her hip. She sits in the doorway of a tent made of yellow material, wood, and plastic sheeting. Folding cots are visible inside the tent opposite her. The alley is bare ground with sparse grass and a tree is visible in the distance over the roofs of the tents.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Local and regional
Photography
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.39
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
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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