called for a Poor People's Campaign in 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.
Poor People's Campaign Revival: A Season of Organizing As the 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign approaches, organizers want to take up King's mantle to "unite the bottom of this country, to bring about real change, to shift the narrative that is demonizing people for the problems they're facing and to build power from the bottom up," says campaign co-chair Dr. Liz Theoharis
City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
TIL that Martin Luther King Jr. was killed just as he was organizing a poor people's campaign demanding universal basic income and criticizing the government for spending more on war and stifling social programs.