dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
11 may 1968 & poor people's campaign poster

11 may 1968 & poor people's campaign poster

#OTD 11 May 1968 The above organizers traveled in a volunteer car with a Poor People's Campaign poster affixed to it. Volunteers traveled throughout the city to publicize the campaign and to transport workers to multiple locations. Washingtonians, who knew the city, were central to the success of the campaign.

Read about Carroll Green here who was a volunteer driver.

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or a neighbor recognize the individuals in this photo? Do you remember seeing the poster in the city? Do you have a copy of the poster?  You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections. Poor People's Campaign Collection. Ken Heinen, photographer. 

12 may 1968 & 6,000 join national welfare rights org mother's day march & rally

12 may 1968 & 6,000 join national welfare rights org mother's day march & rally

10 may 1968 & poor peoples campaign headquarters

10 may 1968 & poor peoples campaign headquarters