Poor People's Campaign: A Dream Unfulfilled

Poor People's Campaign: A Dream Unfulfilled

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.

Poor People's Campaign: A Dream Unfulfilled

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.

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When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.

Rev. William Barber: 2018 Will Be The "Poor People's Campaign" -- The corruption that the Democrats employed to try to sabotage Bernie Sanders brought light to my suspicions about  the Democratic party. I was already aware of the brainwashing that came out of the Republican side. Perhaps Trumps rich blitz with his rich pals will wake up the poor in the Republican party? If the Republican poor do wake up and join the "awakened Bernie followers, perhaps we will really have a revolution in this…

Rev. William Barber: 2018 Will Be The "Poor People's Campaign" -- The corruption that the Democrats employed to try to sabotage Bernie Sanders brought light to my suspicions about the Democratic party. I was already aware of the brainwashing that came out of the Republican side. Perhaps Trumps rich blitz with his rich pals will wake up the poor in the Republican party? If the Republican poor do wake up and join the "awakened Bernie followers, perhaps we will really have a revolution in this…

Jill Freedman, <em>Resurrection City, Poor Peoples Campaign, Washington, D.C., 1968</em>. Courtesy of Steven Kasher.

Jill Freedman, <em>Resurrection City, Poor Peoples Campaign, Washington, D.C., 1968</em>. Courtesy of Steven Kasher.

Head and shoulders of a black man in a dark suit leaning on a lectern, with his hands grasping the lectern's top. Light comes from above and leaves the lower half of his round face in deep shadow. His hair is closely cropped and he has a pencil-thin mustache. He looks up over the reader's right shoulder, his full lips barely open, as if thinking what his next words will be. 1968: I've Been to the Mountaintop, the last speech delivered by civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Head and shoulders of a black man in a dark suit leaning on a lectern, with his hands grasping the lectern's top. Light comes from above and leaves the lower half of his round face in deep shadow. His hair is closely cropped and he has a pencil-thin mustache. He looks up over the reader's right shoulder, his full lips barely open, as if thinking what his next words will be. 1968: I've Been to the Mountaintop, the last speech delivered by civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The food stamp program by $20 million and more surplus food was distributed to the poor." - To learn more, visit the Ken Heinen's 1968 Poor People's Campaign Photos in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository.  Copyright 2012 Ball State University

"The food stamp program by $20 million and more surplus food was distributed to the poor." - To learn more, visit the Ken Heinen's 1968 Poor People's Campaign Photos in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository. Copyright 2012 Ball State University

"Make do and mend" via WWII UK. A good motto for today: for a current world of outsourcing, poor quality, throw-away culture, growing landfills, and especially environmental concerns.

"Make do and mend" via WWII UK. A good motto for today: for a current world of outsourcing, poor quality, throw-away culture, growing landfills, and especially environmental concerns.

Bahamian-American actor and civil rights activist Sidney Poitier (centre) suporting the Poor People's Campaign at Resurrection City, a shantytown set up by protestors in Washington, DC, May 1968. The Poor People's Campaign sought economic justice for America's poor and was organized by by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Bahamian-American actor and civil rights activist Sidney Poitier (centre) suporting the Poor People's Campaign at Resurrection City, a shantytown set up by protestors in Washington, DC, May 1968. The Poor People's Campaign sought economic justice for America's poor and was organized by by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years After the Poor People’s Campaign Press Conference - YouTube

The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years After the Poor People’s Campaign Press Conference - YouTube

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