Digital image of Ralph Abernathy on a police bus

Image for Digital image of Ralph Abernathy on a police bus
Photograph by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5008pixels × 7488pixels
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Caption
On June 24, 1968, protestors at the United States Capitol led by Rev. Ralph Abernathy were arrested while marching for the nation's poor. At the same time, Metropolitan police arrested residents of Resurrection City who refused to vacate. In total 397 people were arrested that day.
Description
A black and white digital image of Reverend Ralph David Abernathy on a police bus after his arrest on June 24, 1968. Abernathy is featured behind the bars of an open window. He is seated and has his face turned towards a group of reporters standing outside the bus.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Local and regional
Political organizations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number
2016.177.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Laura Jones
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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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