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.
A mid afternoon downpour soaked "Resurrection City" 5/19 as workers hurried to construct huts for new arrivals behind a fence with the words "Dr. King's Plaza." The city began 5/13 but its construction has been plagued by organizational problems.