Poster, SCLC Poor People's Campaign, 1968

Description
Is freedom from want the right of all Americans? What responsibility does the nation have to provide employment to its citizens? In response to economic crisis, at times the government has enacted massive employment programs. One such program, the Works Progress Administration, employed as many as eight million people during the depression of the 1930s. Federal legislation enacted in 1964 led to the establishment of the Office of Economic Opportunity as part of the “War on Poverty.”
associated date
1968
1965
associated institution
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/4 in x 17 in; 59.055 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
PL.279881.3.a
catalog number
279881.3.a
accession number
279881
Credit Line
Clara Watkins
subject
History, Reform Movements, Black, Civil Rights
Protest
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest
related event
Poor People's Campaign
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Political History: Political History
Work
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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