Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Black Star, American, founded 1935
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 a crowd of men and women surrounding an open door at the back of a bus. Only the end of the blue and white bus is visible. Several figures can be seen inside through the windows. The men and women of the crowd stand facing the open door. Most of the individuals carry bags, blankets, and bundles in their arms. One individual, wearing blue pants and a checked shirt, holds a blue blanket on their head. 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
Photography
Politics
Poverty
Transportation
Travel
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.255
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c5817d3b-a7dc-4cb5-ba2f-57079c3e6e52
3 image(s)