Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Howard University
Poor Peoples' Campaign Washington, D.C.
Protest began on May 12, 1968, just weeks after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Coretta Scott King
Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poor Peoples' Campaign, Washington, D.C.
Stokely Carmichael- Howard University
Trinidadian-American activist. Leader of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC) at Howard University.
Later became Honorary Prime Minister of Black Panther Party.
Bobby Seale - Howard University
Co-founder of Black Panther party with Huey Newton
Rev. Ralph Abernathy - Howard University
Leader of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Took over Poor Peoples' Campaingn after MLK assassination & led 1968 March on Washington.
James Baldwin - Howard University
Novelist and essayist , left the U.S. in 1948 to live in France. Returned to U.S. in 1957 and became active in civil rights movement.
First D.C. delegate to House of Representatives. Friend of Rev. Martin Luther King and influential Civil rights leader.
President Lyndon Johnson
Official LBJ portrait used by the Democratic National Commitee as backdrop at 1964 Convention in Atlantic City, NJ
Vice President Hubert Humphrey