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

Image for Constructing tents - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2086pixels × 3177pixels
Type
digital images
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
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.
Topic
African American
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
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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