Constructing tents - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2086 pixels × 3177 pixels, 37.96 MB
Description
This image depicts a group of individuals erecting a series of temporary shelters in Resurrection City on the National Mall. Thirteen individuals are assisting each other in laying wood floors and constructing wooden supports for the shelters. There are trees in the background, and the Washington Monument can be seen in the distance.
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Communities
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
2014.116.44
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54d12b143-e187-40e9-af78-3f81f54242f9