Poster, SCLC Poor People's Campaign, 1968


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: 19681965

Associated Institution: Southern Christian Leadership Conference

General Subject Association: History, Reform Movements, Black, Civil RightsUsed: ProtestGeneral Subject Association: History, Reform Movements, Economic ProtestRelated Event: Poor People's Campaign


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Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Clara Watkins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.279881.3.aCatalog Number: 279881.3.aAccession Number: 279881

Object Name: Poster

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


Record Id: nmah_541187

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