Fifty years ago, Rev. Dr. King called for a Poor People's Campaign. Poor people from all across the country, of all races, started coming together to wage a campaign against racism, war, and poverty. Today, organizations of the poor are taking up that call again, building a New Poor People's Campaign for today.
The New Poor People's Campaign is a way for the poor to take action together and lead with a new moral vision for our society. Through a series of Truth Commissions, Revivals, and other events, we're getting ready to take up Rev. Dr. King's unfinished work.
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How can a united movement of the poor lead the way to solving today’s global crises? Read more.
What was Dr. King’s vision for a Poor People’s Campaign? Read more.
This year we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by continuing his work. Across the country, organizations included the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign in their marches, cultural events, community meetings, and assemblies. Read more.
Remarks about the need for a New Poor People’s Campaign from Beth Foster of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center, at Unity event in Chattanooga, TN. Read more.