Title: Old news: Resurrection city
Photographer(s): Jill Freedman
Writer(s): Jill Freedman
Designer(s): Jane McWhorter
Publisher(s): Grossman Publishers, New York, U.S.A.
Size: 23,5 x 28 cm
Edition: 2nd Damiani Editore, Italy 2017
Print: Rapoport Print. New York, U.S.A.
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: U.S.A.,1970
In May 1967, Martin Luther King announced the start of a campaign in support of the poor, calling for improved civil rights and economic conditions for the poorer sections of the population. The protest was organized by King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was led by Ralph Abernathy after the assassination of Martin Luther King. After submitting a series of questions to Congress and various bodies, in the spring of 1968, the approximately 3,000 participants camped out in the Washington Mall to protest and remained there for six weeks.
Freedman traveled with the Northeast Caravan from New England to Baltimore, all the while photographing the march and its participants. Written text by Freedman intervenes, sometimes offering political commentary and at others, narrating the action.