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Mule Train from Mississippi going through the city of Washington, D.C. June, 1968

Image for Mule Train from Mississippi going through the city of Washington, D.C. June, 1968
Photograph by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5070 pixels × 7569 pixels (5070 × 7569 cm)
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
A black and white digital image of a mule train from Mississippi passing through Washington, D.C.
There are several mule-drawn wagons in a line going down a street. There are some people riding in uncovered wagons and there are others walking alongside the wagons. The wagon in the back of the line is covered and a man and woman are sitting on the back of it. The woman has her proper right arm resting on the side of the wagon and her proper left leg is crossed over her right leg. The man's legs are crossed at his ankles and his proper left arm is bent and resting on the side of the wagon. His head is resting on his left hand and his proper right hand is resting on his right knee.
There is a police officer on a motorcycle at the back of the "train". There are cars and trucks in the background as well as a large building with columns, a tower, and arched windows. There is a street sign in the foreground on the proper left side of the image. It is slightly out of focus and reads [PEDESTRIANS / USE NORTH / CROSSWALK] with an arrow underneath.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
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, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number
2017.90.4
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
On View
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture