Capturing the Poor People's Campaign

by Bilal Qureshi

Documenting Resurrection City: Jill Freedman



Capturing the Poor People’s Campaign

Photographer Jill Freedman learned of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination while sitting in a fish and chip shop near her apartment in New York’s West Village. She was so shocked and angered by his death, she quit her job and joined King’s final act of protest: the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.


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