This Was Resurrection City

Produced by
Boston, Bernie, American, 1933 - 2008
Allott, Patricia, American, born 1939
Cahn, Edgar, American, born 1934
De Vincent, George, American, 1919 - 2014
Published by
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
printing ink on book paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 15/16 × 7 15/16 × 1/16 in. (20.2 × 20.2 × 0.2 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1968
Description
A paperback booklet printed in black ink on white paper. The front cover is a black-and-white photograph of a person's bare right muddy foot. At the top of the front cover is the text in white print [All proceeds to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference $1] and at the bottom is the title in bold white print [This Was Resurrection City.] The back cover is a black-and-white photograph of the legs of two people, one wearing jeans, striding barefoot through mud. The booklet is 20 pages long, containing 28 photographs of men, women and children living, working, eating and playing within Resurrection City, interspersed with poetic text.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nina Mjagkij
Object number
2014.92.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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