Poor Peoples Campaign

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In this 2014 file photo, a worker from Homrich prepares to turn off water supply to a home in Detroit, Michigan over an unpaid utility bill. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
"As moral leaders, we join with people coming together to demand that our basic human needs are met."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A detail from a poster for the the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington. (Image: Poor People's Campaign)
"Those in power today want nothing more than to stop this kind of movement,"...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is planning a historic digital assembly and march for June 20 and 21, 2020.
"Those whose backs are against the wall are pushing this whole nation towards...


An unfathomable 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - yes we remember it - workers, poor people and rights advocates led by the stalwart likes of Rev. Dr. William Barber continue to fight King's fights in Memphis and beyond with a requisite endurance both disheartening and uplifting. For a sense of a loss still raw and a resolve still strong, see 1968's sanitation workers and their kids recall the time when "everything went dark," and they persisted.

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