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Martin Luther King Jr.|The Commodification of the Civil Rights Leader’s Image

MLK Legacy - Commodification

MLK ‘Twerk’ Party Flyers Spark Outrage While many African Americans will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performing works of service, attending memorial events or even just taking the day off, there are those who see nothing but dollar signs through the “commodification” of the slain Civil Rights leader’s image. Several flyers have surfaced in recent years. Most recently, one ... Read More »

The Poor People’s Campaign

Poor people's campaign

History of Poor People’s Campaign On December 4, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized a Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice and housing for the poor in the United States; aiming itself at rebuilding America’s cities. The Poor People’s Campaign did not focus on just poor black ... Read More »

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