Robert Hirschfield, Sojourners:
One night, at the Bellevue Shelter, where Anthony Williams and Lewis Haggins were residents, Haggins witnessed the beating of a defenseless resident by the police. The violence transformed Williams and Haggins from homeless shelter residents into homeless revolutionaries. The two men... began trying to get homeless people organized to defend their civil rights. Williams was ordered out of the Bellevue Shelter, and Haggins went with him. Picture the Homeless was born.