Welcome to Resurrection City!

Date & Time
Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: In the Museum and on the Museum grounds Cost: Free-Registration required for indoor activities Outdoor activities are weather dependent Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5981808/welcome-to-resurrection-city-washi... Related Exhibition: https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/city-of-hope In 1968, an estimated 35 million Americans lived in poverty, with another 30 million barely living above the poverty line. From the elderly and underemployed to children and persons with disabilities, poverty affected people of every race, age, and region of the country. In response, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy, along with other civil rights organizations and activists organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address poverty as a national issue. As a multicultural, multiethnic movement, the six-week, live-in demonstration in Washington, D.C., attracted protesters nationwide, to mark a new era in American history. Through music, presentations, and hands-on activities, we invite visitors to discover the significance of Resurrection City

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