A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
The exhibition corresponds to the timeline of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last monumental social protest. On this site, we look at specific days from the Campaign, hoping to broaden the context of this history.
Coretta Scott King, left, widow of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is accompanied by Southern Christian Leadership Council officials and a security guard, extreme right, as she arrives in Memphis Airport, May 1, 1968, to join the Poor People's Campaign, which had been planned by her husband. Dr. King was assassinated less than a month ago. (AP Photo)