Wealth and resources and access to them have historically been a dividing line in the United States, creating two nations: one of wealth and opportunity, the other of poverty and want. Join us at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for a day of community education, inspiration and empowerment on issues of poverty.
Guests will receive reduced admission ($5 off) and have the opportunity to participate in financial and mortgage homeownership education session and to view our newest featured exhibition Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, supported by the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).
Financial Education Workshop | 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Union Savings Bank and Guardian Savings Bank will host a free financial and mortgage homeownership education workshop in the Harriet Tubman Theater at 10:30 a.m. to help empower individuals to make more informed financial decisions, and avoid the predatory lending programs and budgeting pitfalls that can stress both family and individual budgets.
Special Exhibition: Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign | all day
Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Solidarity Now! revives the often-overlooked history of the multicultural movement to confront poverty, redefining social justice and activism in America. The campaign was organized by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy as a national human rights crusade in response to the rising and ubiquitous poverty of the 1960s. Through photographs, oral histories, protest signs, political buttons, audio field recordings and a 3D map of the six-week protest community on the National Mall in 1968, the exhibition resurrects the story and vision of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. Learn more→