Description: Vintage Rare Poor People's Campaign celluloid pinback. Pictured are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Ralph Abernathy. Circa 1968. Text reads "P.C.L.C. (Patriot Civil Liberties Conference) - S.C.L.C (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) Jobs - Income Poor People's Campaign 1968, Washington, DC "I Have A Dream", Laurance Henry, 1968". In tact and functioning with minor staining to the pin face (right side). Green cardstock backing in very good condition. Very rare collector's item.
About the Poor People's Campaign: In November 1967, MLK acted on his vision to expand the nonviolent movement to include other issues on the poverty spectrum including unemployment and housing, Organizers built a coalition of African Americans, Native Americans, Latinx folks and poor whites to embark on a mass demonstration in the nation’s capital. Before the Poor People’s Campaign, MLK went to Memphis to address the plight of striking Black sanitation workers. His untimely death left Ralph Abernathy to lead the project.The Resurrection City camp as it became known, was a sea of tents and make shift shacks set up on the National Mall, housing nearly 7,000 protesters who remained there as protesters lobbied Congress. Read more about the Poor People's Campaign & Resurrection City here.
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