Tent with song lyrics - Resurection City, Wash., D.C. - 1968

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2510pixels × 3899pixels
Description
This image depicts a temporary shelter in Resurrection City on the National Mall with the lyrics to two songs written on its sides. The tent, made of plywood and plastic sheeting, is situated on the National Mall, with trees and the Washington Monument visible behind it. The first song is titled "You Can't Keep Us Down" and the lyrics cover the left half of the tent wall. The other song is titled "In Resurrection City" and its lyrics cover the right side of the tent wall. For full lyrics, please see Notes Text Entries.
Place depicted
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
Local and regional
Photography
Resistance
Social reform
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.47
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50a2ec075-4aaa-44f3-a94c-985a1674257f