City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference launched The Poor People’s Campaign — a national, multiethnic, multicultural movement to demand equal access to economic opportunities and security for all people.                                                                        City of Hope commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s daring vision to end poverty in the United States. With newly discovered photographs and videos, the exhibition encourages visitors to explore this important chapter in U.S. history.

National Museum of American History, 2 East, 1300 Constitution Avenue NW, 10:00AM – 5:30PM


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