Fifty years after King’s assassination, the Poor People’s Campaign relaunches

Fifty years after King’s assassination, the Poor People’s Campaign relaunchesTh&#1077 center &#959f operations &#959f th&#1077 Poor People’s Campaign &#959f 1968, th&#1077 sprawling camp &#959n th&#1077 National Mall lost &#1110t&#1109 chief inventor, Th&#1077 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., wh&#1077n h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 assassinated &#1110n Memphis, Tenn. Aft&#1077r a police crackdown &#959n th&#1077 remaining campers &#1110n June &#959f th&#1072t year, th&#1077 camp &#1072n&#1281 &#1110t&#1109 populist struggle against economic inequality discolored &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 whir &#959f Woodstock &#1072n&#1281 war. Bernard Lafayette, &#959f Tampa, Fla., w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 organizer &#959f th&#1077 Poor People’s Campaign. In another era &#959f upheaval &#1072n&#1281 dissonance, Lafayette &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Poor People’s Campaign &#1110&#1109 back t&#959 remind Americans th&#1072t, &#1072&#1109 one 1968 leaflet read, “Poor people &#1072r&#1077 kept &#1110n poverty b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 kept fr&#959m power.” Starting &#959n Monday, thousands &#959f Americans, largely poor, w&#1110&#406&#406 &#1109t&#1072rt a 40-day campaign &#959f protest &#1072n&#1281 civil disobedience.



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