dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
14 may 1968 & people power=black power

14 may 1968 & people power=black power

#OTD-ish 14 May 1968 This car with a hand-made poster, stating PEOPLE POWER=BLACK POWER, affixed to it was parked in front of the SNCC office (1234 U St NW). The building which housed SNCC was owned by Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, who founded an independent Church of God, was a prolific real estate investor and housing developer, and apparently an FBI informant against Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or a neighbor recognize the person getting into the car? Do you remember seeing the car? Did you work at SNCC? Do you remember what else was in this building? Did you know Elder Michaux? Were you a member of his church? You may comment privately here.

Photo source:  Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections. Photographer unknown.
Sherry Sherrod DuPree, African-American Holiness Pentecostal Movement: An Annotated Bibliography.
Lerone A. Martin. "New Documents Reveal How the FBI Deployed a Televangelist to Discredit Martin Luther KingReligion and Politics 3 April 2018.

 

15 may 1968 & children

15 may 1968 & children

13 may 1968 & resurrection city officially opens

13 may 1968 & resurrection city officially opens