Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Commissioned by
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Rev. Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass, American, 1933 - 1986
Created by
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
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 color slide depicts the Reverend Kirkpatrick playing a guitar in the middle of a group of men. Seated, he wears a white short sleeve button down shirt, and has his blue denim jacket folded on the table in front of him. He has his eyes closed as he strums the guitar. He is surrounded by a group of men who sit and stand around him. Many of the men are clapping their hands. 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
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
2015.245.254
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bed2125d-c9a7-47cf-a1fe-64c2078de7d0
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