Poor People's Campaign: A Dream Unfulfilled

Poor People's Campaign: A Dream Unfulfilled

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.

April 3, 1968 | "I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis. The next day, King was assassinated.

April 3, 1968 | "I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis. The next day, King was assassinated.

Just months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing support for the "Poor People's Campaign," aimed at supplementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a full measure of economic and human rights for America's poor.   Watch MLK unfurl some important history at 1:22 and take a minute to sit back and wonder what might have happened if he'd been successful.

Just months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing support for the "Poor People's Campaign," aimed at supplementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a full measure of economic and human rights for America's poor. Watch MLK unfurl some important history at 1:22 and take a minute to sit back and wonder what might have happened if he'd been successful.

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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.

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.

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The Poor People's Campaign, or Poor People's March on Washington, was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of King's assassination.

The Poor People's Campaign, or Poor People's March on Washington, was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of King's assassination.

Poor People's Campaign March in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1968.  Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

Poor People's Campaign March in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1968. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

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