Poor People's Campaign, Washington, DC, 1968

Poor People’s March at Lafayette Park and on Connecticut Avenue Washington, D., June 1968 Warren K. Leffler, photographer Library o.

What a Revived Poor People's Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era

What a Revived Poor People's Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era

Poor People's Campaign — Repairers of the Breach

Poor People's Campaign — Repairers of the Breach

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.

POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN 12/4/1967 - 6/19/1968

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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. 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.

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.

1968 | Washington, D.C.:  The MULE TRAIN that was a SYMBOL of the POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN heads toward the Capitol after finally crossing the river into Washington June 25th - June 27, 1968.

Washington, D.: The mule train that was a symbol of the Poor People's Campaign heads toward the Capitol after finally crossing the river into Washington June June

Rev. Ralph Abernathy, leader of the Poor People's Campaign, addresses a group in Washington, D.C., 1968. | photo by Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

Ralph Abernathy, leader of the Poor People's Campaign, addresses a group in Washington, D.

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