Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
White, Eugene E., American, born 1933
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Created by
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
May 13, 1968 - June 23, 1968
reversal film and cardboard
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
This color slide depicts a man, Eugene E. White, and an unidentified woman standing outdoors holding up a large painting in Resurrection City. Squatting to one side of the painting, White wears a black beret and a dark shirt under a black leather jacket with black pants. The left sleeve of his jacket has a white armband with a red cross on it. Propping up the other end of the painting is a woman wearing a blue patterned blouse under a blue coat. She has a beige patterned head wrap and sunglasses. The painting shows seven individuals and a dog, standing in two distinct groups in front of a pair of houses. Behind the couple holding the painting is a parked white car with several paintings propped up along the sides. There is a red parked car and three individuals in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
color slides
Civil rights
Local and regional
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
3 image(s)