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Are We Winning The War On Poverty?

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 A Look At The War On Poverty In the months before his death, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was working on The Poor People’s Campaign. He was planning a march on Washington to demand jobs, unemployment insurance and a fair minimum wage. “Ultimately, a great nation is a compassionate nation,” King said. “America has not met its obligations and ... Read More »

The Sanitation Workers Strike Tested MLK’s Non-Violence Principles

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The Sanitation Workers Strike Memphis 1968 The ‘Memphis Sanitation Strike‘ began on February 11, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Citing years of poor treatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the horrifying recent deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, some 1300 black sanitation workers walked off the job in protest. They also sought to join the American Federation of State, County, ... Read More »

The Poor People’s Campaign

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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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