I have always been a big fan of the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. I grew up reading as much information on the history of overcoming the injustices that existed under Jim Crow laws. Another aspect was the next campaign MLK was beginning to undertake prior to his assassination was the Poor People’s Campaign and trying to bridge racial bounds with it. But the campaign didn’t really take off because his death. I sometimes wonder what could have happened if he didn’t die and where the campaign could have gone. Something similar could be said of Robert Kennedy when he toured the country exposing rural poverty prior to his assassination as well.
So I sit here typing this on my iPhone wondering exactly those things. But let’s take it to today’s context.
Who are some national or local leaders fighting poverty? Not organizations but actual leaders that people gravitate towards?
Is something like a Poor Peoples Campaign possible in today’s world?
If so, what would it look like?
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