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Exhibit: City of Hope: 1968 Resurrection City/March on Poverty

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Authentica Art Gallery

Clemmons Family Farm

2190 Greenbush Road

Charlotte, 05445

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This multi-media exhibit honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daring vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen.

City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's poster series developed in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In the Clemmons Family Farm's Authentica Art Gallery, we have included additional curations to supplement the posters.

Twenty posters, videos and audio collections document the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign—a grassroots, multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C. For 43 days between May and June 1968, demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City.

The exhibit will be open for general viewing from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM on Sundays, beginning Sunday August 4, 2019 through Sunday September 15, 2109. Donations may be made either through this Eventbrite page or at the door. Please pre-register for the 1:30 PM start-time through this Eventbrite page or by leaving a message at (765) 560-5445.

Questions? Please call and leave a message at (765) 560-5445.

About the Clemmons Family Farm

Located in Charlotte near beautiful Lake Champlain, the Clemmons Family Farm is ​one of the largest African-American-owned historic farms in Vermont today. The farm, which is an official landmark on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail, includes 6 historic buildings (circa late 1700s-1800s), a spacious 1990’s residence, and 148 acres of prime farmland and forests, ponds and streams abundant with wildlife.

Did you know that by attending our exhibits and other arts and culture events you are helping to preserve one of the rare African-American owned farms in the state of Vermont and in New England as a cultural heritage asset for the community? There are nearly one billion acres of farmland in the United States. Over the past century, while White Americans lost 3% of their farmland, African-American farmland ownership in the U.S. decreased by 93%: from a combined total of 44 million acres to just 3.5 million acres today.

  • Although African-Americans make up about 13% of the US population, less than half of one percent (0.4%) of all farms in the United States are African-American-owned.
  • According to the 2012 United States agriculture census, of the nearly 7000 farms in Vermont, only 19 are African-American-owned or operated.
  • Of the 1.2 million acres of farmland in Vermont, only 740 acres are owned or principally operated by African Americans.


Where do I park?

The exhibit is located at the Clemmons Family Farm's Authentica African Art Imports gallery, located at 2190 Greenbush Road (Adirondack Mountain side)

Please park across the road (east side of Greenbush Road) on the lawns on either side of the driveway at 2213 Greenbush Road. You will see "Event Parking" signs indicating the areas where you can park. You will then cross the road (please look both ways before crossing!) and walk over to the Authentica gallery (look for a blue sign with African wild animals and the words "THE SHOP").

Is it ok to bring children?

Yes! This event should be interesting for children 10 years old and above. Children younger than 8 years old are welcome but must be watched by an adult guardian.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the event at or call and leave us a message at (765) 560-5445 and we'll get back to you.

Where can I learn more about the Clemmons Family Farm?

Please check out our website and like us on Facebook!

The Clemmons Family Farm's arts and culture community-building exhibits and events are made possible with major support from ArtPlace America. Of nearly 1000 applicants nationwide, our A Sense of Place project is one of just 23 receipients of ArtPlace America's 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund grants. We work in partnership with Champlain College, Burlington City Arts and a growing number of Vermont-based organizations.

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Authentica Art Gallery

Clemmons Family Farm

2190 Greenbush Road

Charlotte, 05445

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