City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

Crowd wading in the Reflection Pool, June 19, 1968. Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National, Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones © Laura Jones

This exhibition features Never-Before-Seen Images from Photographers Roland Freeman, Jill Freedman, Robert Houston, Laura Jones, Clara Watkins and Ernest Withers. It also features wooden tent panels, lapel buttons, placards and murals created by and used by some of the nearly 8,000 people who occupied the National Mall for nearly six weeks to call the nation’s attention to the crippling effects of poverty for minorities, children and the elderly. National Museum of American History.