City of Hope

This new exhibit highlights Martin Luther King, Jr’s final campaign, The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

When a tent city arose, called Resurrection City, right on the National Mall and stayed for 6 weeks, it was a visual symbol in Washington, D.C. to remind the nation of this campaign.

The exhibit shows never before seen color footage of the events to visitors to the museum, who like me, probably knew nothing about this event before.

During this 50th anniversary year, stop by and experience the event through moving images, still, songs and structures from the time.

Find this exhibit on the second floor of American History Museum in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Gallery.

Tent in Resurrection City on the Mall in 1968

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