On June 24, 1968, Resurrection City was closed. Resurrection City was formed to protest against the lack of freedom and jobs for blacks. The city was a part of the Poor People’s Campaign for civil rights. John Wiebenson was an architect who secured five acres around the pool, in the National Mall. The plan was to build a small independent city with its own city hall, hospital, and stores. Rev. Ralph Abernathy carried the project through and Rev. Jesse Jackson was deemed the city manager.
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