Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

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Tenth (10) of twelve (12) painted plywood panels from the Resurrection City mural that was created and displayed in the encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968. Depicted along the top edge of this panel is text in green paint. The complete phrase is: "I serve a risen savior who died / and was crucified so I might / have eternal life." The majority of the phrase is on this panel, although the text starts on the panel on the left and finishes on the panel on the right. At the center of this panel is a large red heart with text painted inside in red paint: "John the catholic / Martin the King / Robert the Samaritan / ... they bled / so we may live / and love." Around the heart is other text painted in green, black and yellow. This segment is from the lower right corner, third from the right.
Topic
African American
Activism
Art
Black power
Freedom
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Poverty
Race relations
Resistance
United States--History--1961-1969
Women
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
Medium
oil paint and ink on plywood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 75 x 48 x 1/2 in. (190.5 x 121.9 x 1.3 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Visual Arts
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1968
Type
mural paintings
Object number
2012.110.10