Created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service,
in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture
January 14 to March 22, 2020
Crescent Gallery (East)
The City of Hope poster exhibition honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen. It 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. The exhibit explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. This set of unique and highly informative posters will engage and inspire visitors and students.