2018 Clement A. Price Lecture -- The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America

Date & Time
Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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About this Event

Venue: African American History and Culture Museum,American History Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: Free Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6977870/clement-alexander-price-lectures-t... Related Exhibition: City of Hope: Resurrection City and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968; A Changing America: Beyond 1968 Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will be presenting a symposium to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. The program entitled, The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America will explore the economic conditions and civil unrest that led Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to conceptualize a great demonstration on behalf of economic equality. The proposed symposium examines King’s final dream, through the lenses of northern urban centers, such as Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey and their communities who struggled with diminishing job opportunities, and poor housing.  A panel of scholars, elected officials, and community activists discuss the aftermath of Poor People’s Campaign, the nation’s war on poverty and all that has transpired in the decades since.  The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America is the second and final of The Clement A. Price Lectures sponsored by Prudential Financial.  The lecture series honors the late Clement A. Price, Ph.D. distinguished history professor, Rutgers University.  A native of Washington, DC, Dr. Price was an early champion of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and served on its scholarly advisory committee until his death in 2014. The program includes an optional 1:30 PM curator-led tour of the exhibition entitled, City of Hope, Resurrection City and the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 on view at in the 2nd Floor Gallery West, National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Av., NW.  The symposium itself begins at 3 PM in the Oprah Winfrey Theater of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Av. NW. The program ends with a 6:30 PM reception. 

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