City Of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign Poster Exhibition Cleveland History Center

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City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign poster exhibition explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. This set of unique and highly informative posters will engage and inspire your visitors and students.

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Led by Drs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference declared poverty a national human rights issue. In response, the organization planned the Poor People’s Campaign—a grassroots, multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C. For 43 days between May and June 1968, demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) organized this poster exhibition to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daring vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen, based on an exhibit developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Read the full description of this exhibit on the SITES Traveling Poster Exhibit here.

More information about the National Museum of African American History and Culture is here.

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