Photograph of participants in the Poor People's March, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968 May 08

Photograph of participants in the Poor People's March, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968 May 08

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Creator:Gunter, Jack
Title:Photograph of participants in the Poor People's March, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968 May 08
Date:1968 May 8
Description:

A photograph of participants in the 1968 Poor People's March, Nashville, Tennessee, May 8, 1968. In March 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced plans for the Poor People's Campaign for the purposes of organizing and uniting the poor across racial lines as well as calling national conscience to granting aid to the American poor. Demonstrators arrived in Washington, DC from nine major caravans that included modes of transportation from Greyhound buses to mule-drawn wagons. The Poor People's Campaign was one of the major priorities of Dr. King's final years and eventually was headed by Reverend Ralph Abernathy.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Poor People's Campaign | Student protesters--Tennessee--Nashville | Demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Tennessee--Nashville--History--Sources | Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Activists--American--Tennessee--Nashville | Protest movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.) | Davidson County (Tenn.)
Collection:
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division | Civil Rights Online Collection (Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division)
Online Publisher:Nashville, Tenn. : Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library | 2006
Original Material:

1 photo neg. : b&w ; 35 mm.

Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

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