City Of Hope
100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC, USA
Exhibit Open From:
February 20 - June 1, 2024
Led by Drs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference declared poverty a national human rights issue.
In response, the organization plannedthe Poor People's Campaign - a grassroots, multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington D.C. For 43 days between May and June 1968, demonstrators demanded social reforms while iving side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City.
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