The Poor People’s Campaign: A Photographic Journal

Published by
Turnpike Press
Created by
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Photograph by
Comedy, Ron, American, born 1941
Drake, Fletcher, American, born 1942
Watkins, Clara, American, 1924 - 2012
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
printing ink on book paper
H x W: 8 1/4 × 10 15/16 × 1/4 in. (21 × 27.8 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 1/4 × 21 7/8 × 1 in. (21 × 55.6 × 2.5 cm)
Place made
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
A 64-page paperback booklet printed in black ink on white paper. The front cover features a black and white photograph of two pairs of hands; at left is a clasped pair of hands resting on knees, and at center is a pair of hands holding leather reins of the type used to guide a cart or wagon. At right, in bold text, is the title in black ink, [THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN]. The back cover depicts the same image but printed in reverse, with the title text printed again but at the left instead of the right.
African American
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nina Mjagkij
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© SCLC. Permission required for use.
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