Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
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 photographic slide depicts three individuals on the National Mall. A man in blue denim overalls, denim coat and a brown straw hat stands with his arm around a woman in a pattered blouse and khaki coat. The woman appears to be speaking. Standing slightly behind her on her other side is a man in a white button shirt, patterned tie, dark and trench coat. Behind them is a large group of people standing between rows of A frame shelters. The Washington Monument is visible in the distance. 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
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.259
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd531182809-e7f8-44cb-9e44-e9a4c43dccc2
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