Crowd wading in the Reflection Pool

Image for Crowd wading in the Reflection Pool
2 images
Photograph by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
H x W: 5082 pixels × 7593 pixels (5082 × 7593 cm)
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
June 19, 1968
A black and white digital image of people in the Reflecting Pool on Solidarity Day at Resurrection City.
Men, women, and children are wading in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The crowd is walking and running towards the foreground. There are trees in the background along with more people standing and sitting on the Lincoln Memorial. People in the crowd are holding signs and banners with slogans such as [AMERICA! / Why Not / NOW?], [(?) / (?) / end / hunger / in / America], and even a sign that was ripped off of a pole which reads [NO / SWIMMING / OR / WADING / U.S. PARKS SERVICE]. Some of the people are also wearing pinback buttons on their shirts.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Laura Jones
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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