Color slide of Harry Belafonte performing at a fundraiser at Boston Garden

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3 images
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type
color slides
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 27, 1967
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 Harry Belafonte on stage. Standing in profile to the viewer he wears a dark suit over a dark shirt. He holds a microphone in his hands in front of him. Behind him is a band seated on low risers.
Topic
African American
Activism
Actors
Civil rights
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.261
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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