UAW supports jobs

Image for UAW supports jobs
Photograph by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), American, ca. 1955
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 7629 pixels × 5070 pixels (7629 × 5070 cm)
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 19, 1968
Description
A black and white image of people in water.
On Solidarity Day at Resurrection City, a crowd is in the Reflecting Pool with their clothes on. In the foreground on the proper left side there is a woman in a black and white pinstripe collared tank top with matching pants. She is holding sunglasses in her right hand. There is a little boy standing next to her. He is turned to the proper left side and he is wearing a dark shirt with a white sleeve stripe and plaid pants. He is holding a sign with a wooden handle in his right hand. The sign is white with black text in different fonts. It reads [UAW SUPPORTS / JOBS / EDUCATION / HOUSING / MEDICAL CARE / GUARANTEED INCOME / FOR EVERY AMERICAN].
There are more people in the water in the background. There is also a crowd of people on the sidewalks in front of some trees.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Education
Health
Housing
Justice
Labor
Local and regional
Medicine
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number
2017.90.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Laura Jones
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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

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