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Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign - Washington State History Museum

This traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian illuminates the often-overlooked history of the multicultural movement to confront poverty that redefined social justice and activism in America. Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign has been organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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The Exhibition

The exhibition presents photographs, oral histories of participants and organizers, and an array of protest signs, political buttons, and audio field recordings collected during the campaign, to tell the story of this influential movement. A 3D map of Resurrection City invites visitors to examine the planned spaces for housing, a cultural center, city hall, theater stage and essential services, including facilities for food and dining, sanitation, communications, education, medical and dental care, and childcare. The elements of the campaign that made it a success are also explored.

This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and supported by the CVS Health Foundation.

 

The Washington State Historical Society is generously supported by the Bamford Foundation, Humanities Washington, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Norcliffe Foundation, Pendleton and Elisabeth Cary Miller Charitable Foundation, Foundation for Tacoma Students, City of Tacoma, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and our members.


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Location:

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
United States

Phone:

(888) 238-4373
Contact name: 
Washington State History Museum
Email address: 
Dates: 
02/23/2024
02/24/2024
02/25/2024
Time: 
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM | Third Thursday of each month: Open 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Ages

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