When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.
After the Civil rights movement I continued working toward getting blacks proper equality but included poor whites as well. One way of doing this was the campaign I created called the poor people's campaign to address the issues of the lower class.
Poor Peoples Campaign (Pt. 3)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, Native Americans, and Whites. After pres