Poor People’s Campaign 2013 – Logistics

Poor People’s Campaign 2013 – Logistics

This was a presentation, discussion and a get to get together with Reverend Cortly C.D. Witherspoon and Sharon Black, who are part of organizing the Poor People’s Campaign 2013.

Background information: The Poor People’s Campaign 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, and carried out in the wake of King’s assassination.

The Campaign demanded economic and human rights for poor Blacks, Chicanos, Indians, and Whites. After presenting an organized set of demands to Congress and executive agencies, participants set up a 3000-person tent city on the Washington Mall, where they stayed for six weeks


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