dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
18 july & ms mattie grinnell + thousands ready for solidarity day

18 july & ms mattie grinnell + thousands ready for solidarity day

#OTD 18 June 1968 Ms. Mattie Grinnell and thousands of other Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City participants were preparing and ready for Solidarity Day, a day-long celebration of speeches and music to galvanize individuals and organizations to continue to fight for justice on multiple fronts.

Ms. Grinnell, Mandan, traveled from the Fish Hook Village in North Dakota. Grinnell and her delegation connected to the Poor People's Campaign in order to demand fishing rights and to speak out against hunger.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or a neighbor know or meet Ms. Grinnell? Were you part of the delegation? Did you go to Solidarity Day? Do you have photographs or ephemera from Solidarity Day?  You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections. Poor People's Campaign Collection. 29 May 1968. Photographer unknown.
 

 

19 june 1968 & ~75,000 attend Solidarity Day

19 june 1968 & ~75,000 attend Solidarity Day

17 june 1968 & vermont avenue baptist church

17 june 1968 & vermont avenue baptist church