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The Poor People's Campaign (2018)

The Poor People’s Campaign was being organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) when Dr. King was murdered in Memphis while fighting for the rights of sanitation workers. 39 more words

"Make of this old world, a new world"

I don’t mind a royal wedding; I also don’t live for one.

Yet a friend alerted me to an impassioned sermon delivered by an American bishop during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, one that I shouldn’t resist. 489 more words

Society & Culture

On May 21, 1961

National Guard called to disperse several thousand whites threatening to set fire to First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Freedom Riders inside. 8 more words

U.S. History

50 Years Later: The New Poor People's Campaign

A series of nationwide acts of civil disobedience kicked off today as part of the New Poor People’s Campaign, which will culminate in massive protest in Washington, D.C. 433 more words


Here's Why Black People Across The Nation Are Joining The Poor People's Campaign

One of the greatest fights for African Americans throughout history has been the war on poverty. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took up this fight with his… 472 more words


Top 10 Civil Rights Protest Songs Of All Time

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  knew that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack. From Nina Simone to Bob Dylan to Billie Holiday, the music of the era incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel. 591 more words