Poor People's Campaign march
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Ralph Abernathy (left) leading followers and a mule-drawn wagon during the Poor People's Campaign March in May 1968. In May 1968 he organized the Poor People's Campaign March on Washington, D.C. Hoping to bring attention to the plight of the nation's impoverished, he constructed huts in the nation's capital, precipitating a showdown with the police. Ignoring orders to remove the huts, he was jailed for nearly three weeks.