24 april 1968 & building housing for resurrection city
#OTD 24 April 1968 The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), lead organizer of the Poor Peoples Campaign, began to build housing for the anticipated Resurrection City on the National Mall. At this point, the SCLC had probably not secured a permit for its encampment for individuals and families committed to ending poverty in the U.S. However, the SCLC planned to build and encamp even if the permit was not granted.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or a neighbor know the person in the photo? Were you an architect, builder, supplier, participant in the Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City? Do you know where this photo was taken? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy, Library of Congress, U.S. News & World Report 24 April 1968. LC-U9-19010. Photographer, Thomas J. O'Halloran. Click here for similar photo.
Gordon Mantler, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974. UNC Press, 2013.