Photographic transparency of the Poor People's Campaign

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Date
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Medium
reversal film
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 transparency depicts a woman surrounded by large cardboard boxes. Wearing a dark dress, she holds a pair or brown shoes in her left hand. She sits on a chair surrounded by four cardboard boxes, two if which are filled with shoes. There is another seated woman, and a standing man visible in the upper left hand corner. Visible in the background is an A frame shelter and a Welfare Service Inc. truck.
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
transparencies
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
2015.245.271
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5642b1a14-c98a-45ae-b907-a9218ed3e9cd