National Building Museum

Offsite Talk: Resurrection City: City of Hope, Protest, and Mobilization

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
District Architecture Center
421 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

Join us at the District Architecture Center for a lecture with Aaron Bryant, curator of the Smithsonian Institute’s City of Hope exhibition.

In response to lasting inequity after President Johnson’s “war on poverty,” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy organized the Poor People’s Campaign to confront poverty as a national human rights issue. The movement continued after Dr. King’s assassination and grew into Resurrection City, a six-week live-in demonstration on the National Mall in Washington DC that was large enough to warrant its own zip code from the US Post Office.

During this lecture, attendees will hear Bryant’s expert analysis and insights into the Poor People’s Campaign and the themes that continue to today.

1.5 LU (AIA)

$10 for AIA, DAC, and National Building Museum Member | $20 Non-member

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Image: Aerial view of Resurrection City, Washington D.C. courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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