Poor People's Campaign mule train

Charles Roland1968/1968

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum
Chicago, Illinois, United States

During the climax of the Wednesday evening violence, thousands of protesters escaped a police cordon of Grant Park and joined a mule train down Michigan Avenue toward the Conrad Hilton Hotel. Led by civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy, the Poor People's Campaign simply got caught in the rush of events.


  • Title: Poor People's Campaign mule train
  • Creator: Charles Roland
  • Date: 1968/1968
  • Location: Chicago
  • Medium: color slides
  • Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-62715; Dr. Charles Roland, photographer
  • Creator role: photographer

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