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City of Hope: Resurrection City & The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

A historic collection of posters which commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daring vision to end poverty in the United States are now on view in Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Lobby. The Poor People’s Campaign, an anti-poverty initiative organized by Dr. King and carried out by Ralph David Abernathy in the wake of King’s assassination in April of 1968, confronted poverty as a human rights issue, demanding economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. The multi-ethnic movement attracted protesters nationwide, willing to fight for reforms. The exhibition captures their spirit, and encourages visitors to explore this important chapter in U.S. history.

02-19-2021 thru 04-30-2021
Irving Arts Center
Irving, Texas
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