In 1968, Poor Americans Came To D.C. To Protest, Some By Mule

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Published on 15 Jun 2018, 9:00
Fifty years ago photographer and folklorist Roland Freeman hitched his hopes to a humble caravan of mule-driven wagons. He hadn't gone to school for photography, but Freeman was inspired by the courage of the civil rights activists on the journey from Mississippi to Washington, D.C. His photo project would be the beginning of a long career documenting the African American community. Video by Ben de la Cruz, Walter Ray Watson, Nicole Werbeck, Pearl Mak and Keith Jenkins/NPR

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