dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
21 may 1968 & poor people's campaign children's tour

21 may 1968 & poor people's campaign children's tour

#OTD 21 May 1968 The Poor People's Campaign gave children a tour of the city. One of the children in this photo has a tag on her sweater that reads " Poor People's Campaign Children's Tour." Part of the tour included eating popcorn and enjoying elephant-emblazoned balloons.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor participate in this tour? Did you help to organize the tour? Do you recognize the children in the photo? Do you recognize the adult in the photo? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of DCPL Special Collections. Poor People's Campaign Collection. 21 May 1968. Bernie Boston, photographer. 

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20 may 1968 & seller of mlk items

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