Dizzy Gillespie & woman with white scarf - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968

Image for Dizzy Gillespie & woman with white scarf - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5353pixels × 5124pixels
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 imaged depicts musician Dizzy Gillespie, outside, seated on the edge of a platform in a crowd of people at Resurrection City. Gillespie is sitting slightly sideways to the camera, facing to the viewer's right, among other sitting and standing individuals. Wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark pants, a button pin and thick rimmed glasses, he looks upwards, a cigarette between his lips. In the foreground is a young woman in a white sweater with a white scarf tied around her hair. She carries a purse over her left shoulder and holds an object against her chest with her bent left arm. She stands sideways to the viewer, looking to the viewer's left. In the background is a crowd of people standing in front of a group of trees.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Local and regional
Musicians
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
2014.116.40
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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