Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: City of Hope
Visit Dublin GA invites you to a special exhibition exploring the 1968 movement that put poverty at the forefront as a national human rights issue, City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
Dublin, Georgia, May 1 2019, Visit Dublin GA unveiled the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, City of Hope: Resurrection City & The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign at the Visitors Center. The 18 poster exhibition from the Smithsonian honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final and most ambitious vision that each U.S. citizen have equal access to economic opportunities and the American dream.
Resurrection City & The 1968 Poor People Campaign exhibit is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “City of Hope” highlights a series of newly discovered photographs and an array of protest signs and political buttons collected during the campaign. This exhibition, featuring 18 posters will help visitors engage and understand the Poor People’s campaign’s historical significance and present-day relevance. For more information visit, www.sites.si.edu.
In 1944, a young child rose to greatness in Dublin GA. The child, 15 years old, gave an elaborate speech that was an essay contest for the school. This speech took place at the First African Baptist Church in Dublin Georgia and was given by young, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, that speech is known as “Where the Dream Began.”
Visitor’s Center Manager, Donna Quistian said, “My wishes for the exhibition at the Visitor’s Center is that it will attract tourist to Dublin Georgia so that they can engage in a time in history where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first speech back in 1944, “Where The Dream Began” as well as learn some significant U.S. history of the final works that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spearheaded.”