“Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign”

May 2, 2022
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Resurrection City: Quick Facts

43: Days that Resurrection City lasted on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

15: Acres covered by Resurrection City 

13,000: Miles traveled by nine regional caravans to Washington, D.C.

3,000: People living in Resurrection City during first three weeks (peak occupation)

6,220: Registered members of Poor People’s Campaign

50,000: Attendees at Solidarity Day 

337: People arrested on last day of Resurrection City

2: Weeks to build Resurrection City

540: Tents built in Resurrection City

15: Minutes to assemble a prefabricated A-frame shelter with a three-person team

90: Minutes for police to evacuate and shut down Resurrection City

20013: Zip code for Resurrection City

60: Children enrolled in the Head Start program at Resurrection City

3,840: Patient visits to the free medical and dental facilities 

185,000: Free meals served in the dining tent

300: Gallons of paint used to make signs and decorate shelters

7.36: Inches of rainfall in Resurrection City

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Jennifer Schommer

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