Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Rev. Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass, American, 1933 - 1986
Date
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Medium
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Caption
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.
Description
This image depicts the Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick holding a guitar. Wearing a dark blue denim shirt with brass buttons, he is viewed from below, giving him a monumental aspect. He holds the guitar against his torso and strums with his right hand. He gazes straight ahead, over the head of the photographer.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
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Type
color slides
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Housing
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Local and regional
Music
Photography
Politics
Poverty
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.249
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57aeb59d6-3178-4c54-837c-1823008f6dc6
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