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“Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign is continuing with even greater momentum since his death,” reads this flyer circulated in the spring of 1968 by the West Village Poor People’s Campaign. Weeks after the assassination of Dr. King, the organization he founded brought thousands of people of diverse backgrounds to Washington, D.C., to set up a protest camp and demand economic justice. 

West Village Poor People’s Campaign. “Poor people’s power” : Dr. Martin Luther King. circa April 1968. New-York Historical Society.

Martin Luther King Jr. PR-52 Portrait File. New-York Historical Society.