dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
28 april 1968 & first congregational church

28 april 1968 & first congregational church

#OTD Sunday 28 April 1968 The First Congregational Church (945 G St NW) supported the buildup to the Poor Peoples Campaign (PPC). First Congregational members were preparing to support PPC activists who would soon be presenting a list of demands to Congress. First Congregational, historically white, was founded in 1865 and has a long history of being politically progressive. 

Please comment below. Were you, a family member or neighbor a member of First Congregational? Do you remember supporting the work of the Poor Peoples Campaign? What other ways was the church engaged with the city? You may comment privately here.

Photo: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections. Paul Schmick, photographer.
"Marchers Present Demands: Poor People's Leaders Talk With Cabinet," Washington Post 30 April 1968. 
First Congregational United Church of Christ history

 

29 april 1968 & general electric ad in hilltop newspaper

29 april 1968 & general electric ad in hilltop newspaper

27 april 1968 & anti-draft, anti-war rally #2

27 april 1968 & anti-draft, anti-war rally #2