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
Tijerina, Reies, 1926 - 2015
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 11/16 × 12 15/16 in. (22 × 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 14 in. (27.7 × 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
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 Reies Tijerina surrounded by supporters and reporters. Supporters hold signs that read [We / WANT / OUR / LAND / BACK!] and [a / TREATY / is the / SUPREME / LAW OF THE / LAND]. Reporters hold hand microphones, and a boom microphone and camera are also visible. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic
African American
Activism
American West
Justice
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.18
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
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture