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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 (Sheet): 13 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (35 × 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 man wearing an SCLC marshall badge and an Omega button. The man sits looking towards the camera, with his head tilted slightly down. He has wavy hair and a goatee with mustache. He wears a light button-down shirt with a darker color jacket. On the jacket is a SCLC Marshall badge that reads [POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN / NAME (RAYMOND M-[illegible] / ADDRESS (CHICAGO ILLINOIS / BLOOD TYPE (IF KNOWN) [illegible] / SIGNATURE [illegible] / SCLC / 1401 U. STREET, NW / WASHINGTON, D.C. / [illegible] / MARSHAL]. Beneath the badge is an anti-Vietnam War draft pinback button with the Greek letter Omega on it. 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
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.3
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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