Resurrection City: Untitled

Photograph of six men advocating for more and better housing

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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
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 12 15/16 in. (21.9 × 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 14 in. (27.7 × 35.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date
1968; printed September 2017
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of six men standing and looking towards the camera. Several of the men to the left of frame hold a sign that reads [Bridgeton N. J. / Want more better / housing]. The man third from the right wears a striped shirt and two pinback buttons, one with the image of JFK and the other reading [POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN / PUERTORRIQUEÑOS MARCHAN and carries the Puerto Rican flag in his pocket. 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
2017.81.15
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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