Poverty: Capital Camp

It was nothing so crude as a march on Washington, nothing so trite as a White House picket line. It was a camp-in. And a stroke of publicity genius at that. Some 90 impoverished Negroes from Mississippi's tent cities last week staked out for themselves some of the choicest acreage in the Great Society—the tulip beds of Lafayette Square, just a few steps across Pennsylvania Avenue from Lyndon Johnson's front door and within nailing distance of his bedroom window. "We want," declared Camp Leader Frank Smith, 25, "to let the President see exactly what the housing situation is...

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