Resurrection City: Untitled

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2 image(s)
Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints
Resurrection City
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1968; printed September 2017
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a plywood panel mural in Resurrection City. The mural displays slogans, quotes, and art as painted by activists in Resurrection City. The mural is comprised of twelve painted plywood panels installed together, four panels horizontally across the top and eight panels installed vertically on the bottom, to form a thirty-two foot long wall. The wall appears to be part of a structure, with an overhanging roof at the top. The wall and structure is pictured center frame, with dirt and a wooden walkway in the foreground and tent-like structures and trees in the background. Painted text at the top of the mural reads [Hunger's Wall: Tell It Like It Is]. Other prominent slogans include [CUBA LIBRE], [LATINOS UNIDOS PARA SIEMPRE], [Blackness for Blacks!!!], [CHICANO POWER], and [Sisters of Watts for Human Dignity]. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman

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