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Aerial view of Resurrection City rising in plastic and plywood near the Washington Monument, May 1968 (printed 1987)
Gelatin silver print with resin coating on paper
11 x 7 1/2 in. (27.94 x 19.05 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams
Accession Number: P2021.9.65

Protest Monument: Aerial view of Resurrection City, rising in the form of plastic and plywood housing near the Washington Monument.

On Tuesday, May 21, 1968, thousands of participants in the Poor People's March set up a shantytown known as "Resurrection City" on the Washington Mall. It existed for six weeks. It had its own zip code, 20013.

Donated to the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College by Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg on June 2, 2021.

On verso: typewritten label with title and date affixed.

Sheet: 11 9/16 x 7 15/16

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