Rev. Kirkpatrick and friends - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Rev. Kirkpatrick and friends - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Rev. Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass, American, 1933 - 1986
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5140pixels × 5205pixels
Type
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 the Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick in Resurrection City playing the guitar with another man, while a woman standing between them claps her hands. Kirkpatrick, on the right, wears a dark denim jacket over a button down shirt and dark pants. He holds a guitar with a strap over his left shoulder and strums with his right hand. Facing opposite him is a man in a light colored short sleeve shirt and dark trousers, also holding a guitar. It is slung over his left shoulder as he strums with his right hand. Standing between the two men, facing the viewer, is a woman in a light colored sweatshirt and light pants. Her sweatshirt has large letters that read "MILWAUK.../N.A.A.C..../YOUTH COUNCIL." She wears a large button on her right shoulder that reads "FREEDOM." Crowds of onlookers stand in the background. The Washington Monument can be seen in the distance.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
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
2014.116.42
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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