Image for Teach-In
Created by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Williams, Hosea Lorenzo, American, 1926 - 2000
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
H x W: 5076 pixels × 7596 pixels (5076 × 7596 cm)
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
A black and white digital image of a teach-in.
The instructor, believed to be Hosea Lorenzo Williams, is in the center of the image. He has dark hair and a beard with a mustache. His head is tilted back slightly. His arms are raised next to his head with his elbows bent, and he is wearing either a bracelet or a watch on his proper left arm. He is wearing a short sleeve jumpsuit with a collar, a belt, and a white shirt underneath. There is a breast pocket on the proper left side with an unreadable label on it. There is a white notepad with two white pens inside of the pocket. Williams is also wearing a chain with an ankh on it.
There are men, women, and children in the background and also sitting in front of him. They appear to be inside a large tent with poles holding it up. There is a tall chalkboard in the background with writing on it. The top read's [T(?)Y'S Lesson:]. The first word is probably "TODAY'S" and the word "Lesson" is underlined. There are drawings below along with more writing.
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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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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