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Martin Luther King and The Poor People’s Campaign, Then and Now

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Michael Honey, labor and civil rights historian, Introduces the exhibit on Martin Luther King and The Poor People’s Campaign, Then and Now

Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

Guided tours of the exhibit 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

In 1968, thousands of people built a protest community and, for nearly six weeks, inhabited “a city of hope” on 15 acres of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to call the nation’s attention to the crippling effects of poverty for millions of Americans. The protest site was called Resurrection City.

This traveling exhibition illuminates the often-overlooked history of the multicultural movement to confront poverty that redefined social justice and activism in America.

Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and supported by the CVS Health Foundation.

Free admission. Find parking on the lot next to the museum or on Pacific Avenue.

Sponsored by the University of Washington Retirement Association. ETC

Co-sponsored by the UWT Labor Solidarity Project and the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

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April 18
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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