A new exhibition from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened today in the NMAAHC ‘s special exhibition space at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death,. It also honors the civil rights leader’s final ambitious dream: the Poor People’s Campaign, a historic effort to advance economic justice by bringing poor people to Washington, D.C.
City of Hope features artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, objects from the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, and the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Collection at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
The exhibit includes a series of newly discovered photographs, film footage, audio recordings, oral histories with campaign participants and organizers, and an array of protest signs, political buttons, and tents from Resurrection City, the tent-city encampment along the National Mall that demonstrators occupied during the campaign.
You can check out the new newest exhibit at the National Museum of American History at: 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560 or visit the exhibit’s website.