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- Photograph of participants in the Poor People's March, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968 May 08
- Gunter, Jack
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- African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville
Poor People's Campaign
Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions
Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources
- United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444
- black-and-white photographs
- 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.
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- 1 photo neg. : b&w ; 35 mm.
- Original Collection:
- Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
- Contributing Institution:
- Nashville Public Library (Tenn.). Special Collections Division