Supported by the CVS Health Foundation, Solidarity Now! is a Smithsonian Institution traveling show based on a National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibition. It investigates the factors surrounding the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, which was a six-week, multi-ethnic, live-in demonstration at the nation’s capital, called Resurrection City. Organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prior to his assassination, the movement focused on poverty as a human rights issue. A New Mexico delegation, led by land grant activist Reies López Tijerina, formed part of the Western Caravan from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Visitors will see photographs, objects, documentaries, and a 3D printed model of Resurrection City.
Exhibition located in the Herzstein Gallery.
Laura Jones, born 1948
Crowd in the Reflecting Pool on Solidarity Day, 1968
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones, © Laura Jones