dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
27 june 1968 & resurrection city no more

27 june 1968 & resurrection city no more

#OTD 27 June 1968 Resurrection City, which a week ago had been bustling with thousands of individuals and families, was gone. The National Park Service destroyed the city within four days. 

However, the Poor People's Campaign continued to operate out of the SCLC headquarters (1401 U Street, NW). Delegations from the west were still living at the Hawthorne School (501 I St SW) and continuing to organize. And a number of Resurrection City residents were in DC Jail.  

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor (know people who) remain in DC after the dismantling of Resurrection City? Do you remember what kind of activism occurred after Resurrection City? Were you arrested and jailed? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Library of Congress. U.S News & World Report, "Resurrection City, the cleaned site," 27 June 1968. WKL, photographer. #19355.

28 june 1968 & neighbors inc. art & book festival a success

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26 june 1968 & national park service dismantles resurrection city

26 june 1968 & national park service dismantles resurrection city