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Poor People’s Campaign of 1968

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Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. shared the idea of the “Poor Peoples Campaign” at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staff retreat in 1967.  The campaign was to be a “middle ground” between violence and non-violence.  The campaign would be launched with an initial group of 2,000 people who would travel to Washington DC, southern states, and northern states to advocate with government officials for jobs, unemployment insurance, a fair minimum wage and education for the poor.
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Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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Operation Breadbasket was launched in 1962 by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., stated, “The fundamental premise of Breadbasket is a simple one. Negroes need not patronize a business which denies them jobs, or advancement or plain courtesy…..Many retail businesses and consumer goods industries deplete the ghetto by selling to Negroes without returning to the community any profits through fair hiring practices”. Operation Breadbasket’s first leader was Fred Bennette. Continue reading “Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference”

December 8, 1999 – Jurors Reaches Verdict In Civil Trial That U.S. Government Participated In Conspiracy To Kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 On December 8, 1999, in a civil trial in Memphis, TN, jurors reached the unanimous verdict that Dr. King was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In an interview after the verdict, Coretta Scott King stat that the mafia, local, state, and federal government agencies were involved in the assassination of Dr. King.
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“I Have A Dream.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Quote: True Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Tension: It Is The Presence Of Justice -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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