Resurrection City: Untitled

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2 images
Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1968 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 7/8 × 12 15/16 in. (22.6 × 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.7 × 35.4 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 a police officer holding a baton behind their back and facing a crowd of demonstrators. Part of the crowd is visible to the right of frame. The front line of the visible crowd consists of a man in a clerical collar holding a Bible in one hand with his other arm around a woman next to him. The woman wears a printed dress, a kerchief on her head, and tennis shoes and carries a pocketbook. Next to the woman is a man in light shirt and dark colored jacket and a young boy wearing dark jacket and pants. Each person is looking up and to the right of frame, away from the police officer. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic
African American
Activism
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
2017.81.1
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