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A caravan bus from Newark, New Jersey, 1968
Robert Houston, born 1935
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American
History and Culture, © Robert Houston

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Woman between tents, Resurrection City, Washington,
D.C., 1968
Robert Houston, born 1935
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American
History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston, ©
Robert Houston

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Men building a tent, Resurrection City, Washington,
D.C., 1968
Robert Houston, born 1935
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American
History and Culture, © Robert Houston

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“Hunger’s Wall,” plywood panels from mural at
Resurrection City
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American
History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest

    CITY OF HOPE

    City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign honors Dr. Martin
    Luther King Jr.’s daring vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen. The
    poster exhibition examines the Poor People’s Campaign—a grassroots, multiracial movement
    that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C. For 43 days between May and June 1968,
    demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent
    city known as Resurrection City. City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's
    Campaign is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in
    collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.