The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center’s Pop-Up Museum in a downtown storefront at 1135 Main Street, Bridgeport, highlights Black Bridgeport’s determination to achieve freedom and change as part of three powerful national movements that span roughly 100 years – The Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, Little Liberia & the Colored Conventions, and today’s Black Lives Matter. It focuses on the relationship between hope, action, voting, and political change.
The main feature is the poster exhibition “City of Hope: Resurrection City And The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.” It explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. History. The poster exhibit is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This exhibit inspired the Freeman Center’s reflection on “three cities hope” – 1968’s Resurrection City, 1800s Little Liberia, and Bridgeport today.