On June 24, 1968, protestors at the United States Capitol led by Rev. Ralph Abernathy were arrested while marching for the nation's poor. At the same time, Metropolitan police arrested residents of Resurrection City who refused to vacate. In total 397 people were arrested that day.
A black and white digital image of Reverend Ralph David Abernathy on a police bus after his arrest on June 24, 1968. Abernathy is featured behind the bars of an open window. He is seated and has his face turned towards a group of reporters standing outside the bus.
A black and white image of Jesse Jackson and James Brown in the Poor People's Campaign Culture Tent at Resurrection City. Jackson and Brown stand to the right of an unidentified man standing behind a microphone stand. The unidentified man is wearing a suit and tie and holding a hat in his proper left hand. Behind him, Ralph Abernathy is partially visible. Several other unidentified people surround him. In the foreground of the image, unidentified people sit and face the group around the microphone.