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
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
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 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].
Topic
African American
Activism
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
2017.81.9
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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