Resurrection City: Untitled

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2 images
Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (32.9 × 22 cm)
H x W: 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.5 × 27.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968; printed September 2017
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man holding an SCLC Poor People's Campaign poster in front of him. He appears to be wearing a suit, shirt, and tie, and a garrison cap. His sign reads [HAPPINESS IS / A WARM DRY HOUSE / NO RATS OR ROACHES / LOTS OF GOOD FOOD / S.C.L.C. / POOR / PEOPLE'S / CAMPAIGN]. People are debris are visible in the background. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic
African American
Activism
Housing
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman
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Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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