Gallery view

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of a row of tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of a row of tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of the tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of the tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of the tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of a row of tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection