Hosea Williams & Lou Rawls - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Image for Hosea Williams & Lou Rawls - Resurrection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Williams, Hosea Lorenzo, American, 1926 - 2000
Rawls, Lou, American, 1933 - 2006
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
H x W: 4714pixels × 5210pixels
digital images
digital media - born analog
Resurrection City
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
This image depicts Hosea Williams and Lou Rawls on a small wooden outdoor stage in Resurrection City with a group of other individuals. Hosea Williams stands in front of the small crowd on stage. Wearing a dark jumpsuit, he holds a microphone in his left hand and gestures with his right. Taken from below, this angle gives him a monumental aspect. Behind him is a group of people, including Lou Rawls, wearing a dark patterned short sleeve shirt, dark pants, a large pendant on a chain, and sunglasses. The surrounding people include one woman, in a light colored sweater and pants. Next to her is a man in a bright pattered shirt, light pants, and a light colored hat. On Rawls' other side are two men in dark clothes, one in front wearing a jacket, one in the rear wearing a hat. Visible on the extreme right are three other figures, the man in front dressed in black with a large pendant on a chain. One man behind him is dressed in dark colors, with a hat; the other wears a white tee-shirt and dark pants. Crowds of people and trees can be seen in the background.
Civil rights
Local and regional
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston

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