Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

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3 images
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Created by
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
Commissioned by
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Manufactured by
Unidentified
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
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
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 a man sitting next to a woman holding a young child. The man is pictured in profile, seated to the right of frame, wearing a grey suit. He rests his elbows on his knees and holds a short cigarette between his fingers. Next to him, in center frame, is the woman, wearing a light colored top and blue jeans, her grey hair pulled back from her face. The child, wearing a long sleeve red shirt and blue and white patterned overalls, sits in the woman's lap holding a baby bottle. Behind them, the legs of a person seated on a platform are visible.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Families
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.61
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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