Exhibition of Civil Rights Era Memorabilia Coming To Dallas

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will host Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, a special exhibition focused on one of the most important grassroots movements of the civil rights era. 

The exhibition will open Aug. 13 and run until Feb. 26, 2023. Admission is included with museum admission.

Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The exhibition title is a reference to the Solidarity Day Rally, which was held on June 19, 1968, as a major highlight for the civil rights movement, according to the Smithsonian’s website.  The rally at the Lincoln Memorial featured speeches by celebrities and campaign organizers as a continuation of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

The special exhibition features photographs, oral histories with campaign participants and organizers, and an array of protest signs, political buttons, and audio field recordings collected during the protest.

For more information and tickets, visit the museum’s website.

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