Poor People's Campaign

Item Info

Item No: pdch00474
Title: Poor People's Campaign
Creation Date: 5/14/1968
Historic Street Address: N 22nd St & Cecil B. Moore Ave
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "N.D. [no date], Protest March"

Although undated, this image was found to have been taken on May 14, 1968.  It shows protesters in North Philadelphia, in the vicinity of 22nd Street & Columbia Avenue (today, Cecil B. Moore Avenue), preparing to march four miles to a rally being held at Independence Mall.  Called the Poor People's Campaign, the rally in Philadelphia was a gathering point for contingents of the march, mainly from Philadelphia, Camden, and Trenton, before heading on buses the next day to Washington, DC.  The major issues addressed employment and income fairness, non-violent protest, better low-income housing, and other anti-poverty programs. 

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170901
Geocode Latitude:39.980365

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer