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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Poor People’s Campaign economic bill of rights! so this is the real reason that the power at be took him out.

    i bet if this passed the problems black america and poor people are having now would not be happening.






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    Jobs, income and housing were the main goals of the Poor People’s Campaign. The campaign would help the poor by dramatizing their needs, uniting all races under the commonality of hardship and presenting a plan to start to a solution. Under the "economic bill of rights," the Poor People's Campaign asked for the federal government to prioritize helping the poor with a $30 billion anti-poverty package that included a commitment to full employment, a guaranteed annual income measure and more low-income housing.The Poor People’s Campaign was part of the second phase of the civil rights movement. While the first phase had exposed the problems of segregation, King hoped to address the "limitations to our achievements" with a second, broader phase.



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    Planning for the Poor People’s Campaign began during a five day retreat on November 27, 1967 in Frogmore, South Carolina.King told his aides that the SCLC would have to raise nonviolence to a new level to pressure Congress into passing an Economic Bill of Rights for the nation’s poor. When reporters asked King about the campaign’s tactics, he sidestepped specific details and focused on the moral dimensions of the crisis.[5] The Poor People’s Campaign held firm to the movement’s commitment to non-violence. “We are custodians of the philosophy of non-violence,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. at a press conference. “And it has worked”.[2] King originally wanted the Poor People's Campaign to start in Quitman County, Mississippi because of the intense and visible economic disparity there. On March 18, 1968, King visited the town of Marks, Mississippi. He watched a teacher feeding schoolchildren their lunch, consisting only of a slice of apple and some crackers, and was moved to tears. After King's death, the Southern part of the Campaign began in Quitman County, riding a train of mules to Washington, D.C..[6]

    Poverty afflicted a diversity of races, regions and backgrounds. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, and the SCLC recruited from Mississippi to Illinois and people of all walks of life came from across the nation. Most volunteers were women and many had been involved in other civil rights protests. The media often discouraged those within the movement who were committed to non-violence. Instead of focusing on issues of urban inequality and the interracial efforts concerted to address them, the media concentrated on specific incidences of violence, leadership conflicts and protest tactics.[7]

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The SCLC and other leaders decided to continue the campaign in King’s honor. A month later on May 12, 1968, demonstrators began a two-week protest in Washington, D.C.. The same month thousands of poor people of all races set up a shantytown known as “Resurrection City.” The city was closed down in mid-June and the economic bill of rights was never passed.

    Undeterred, the SCLC organized a protest caravan, driven by mule-power, to work its way down to the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida in early August. Later that month, the Poor People's Campaign was in town for the turbulent Democratic Convention in Chicago, where the demonstrators got caught in the midst of the extreme violence in the streets surrounding the convention site.

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    Yeah, really tryna change shit will almost certainly get you killed. Look at what they did to JFK lol. He tried to fukk wit their money, that's a gauranteed way to get iced. And they ain't just stop at him, they took out his whole damn fam lol. You know about that shit??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vice Gripp View Post
    Yeah, really tryna change shit will almost certainly get you killed. Look at what they did to JFK lol. He tried to fukk wit their money, that's a gauranteed way to get iced. And they ain't just stop at him, they took out his whole damn fam lol. You know about that shit??
    Yeah you right.. stay strapped and watch chu back.. die for what u believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by realnyggaa View Post
    Yeah you right.. stay strapped and watch chu back.. die for what u believe
    well would you agree that the public school system could have high school/GED students have and take encomic/finincal and money management classes which would help us better overcome and beat the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 614/706/334 View Post
    well would you agree that the public school system could have high school/GED students have and take encomic/finincal and money management classes which would help us better overcome and beat the system.
    Anything to benefit the people my brotha.. We allow this country to "Stun" our growth with this crooked ass school system.. Where other countries do things differently and it benefit the people better.

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    too many ppl out here too scared to make a stand for what they believe in........we need to come together as a nation to make this fucked up as system make a change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by realnyggaa View Post
    Anything to benefit the people my brotha.. We allow this country to "Stun" our growth with this crooked ass school system.. Where other countries do things differently and it benefit the people better.

    yep perfect example of why they should teach kids about finances,emconics,business, and money mangement in high school and middle school. this is what the system and the man fears. notice her mother made her take business,finace and emconic class instead of what the school wants to teach her that is work for somebody else instead of been self employed.

    image if we had more inner city parents and people like this.
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