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 delegation of about 100 Poor People went to Capitol Hill 5/21 to open the public demonstration phase of the Poor People's March. They attended committee hearings in both the House and Senate. Here, some of the relax in front of the Rayburn House Office Building. In the background is the Capitol.