Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

On display through Jan 14, 2024

Supported by the CVS Health Foundation, Solidarity Now! is a Smithsonian Institution traveling show based on a National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibition. It investigates the factors surrounding the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, which was a six-week, multi-ethnic, live-in demonstration at the nation’s capital, called Resurrection City. Organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prior to his assassination, the movement focused on poverty as a human rights issue. A New Mexico delegation, led by land grant activist Reies López Tijerina, formed part of the Western Caravan from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Visitors will see photographs, objects, documentaries, and a 3D printed model of Resurrection City.

Exhibition located in the Herzstein Gallery.

Photo credit: 

Laura Jones, born 1948

Crowd in the Reflecting Pool on Solidarity Day, 1968

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones, © Laura Jones

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