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The Poor People's Campaign
An examination of the concepts, successes and failures of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign.
# 115743 | 2,255 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses civil rights organizations and social movements. In particular, the paper focuses on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. The paper shows how the Poor People's Campaign was a radical departure from traditional historical civil rights actions as it expanded the concept of civil rights beyond race to the social depravity that was caused by economic injustice. The campaign's ideas and concepts and whether it could be considered a success or failure are also discussed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Curran, L. (2003). The Culture of Race, Class, and Poverty: The Emergence of a Cultural Discourse in Early Cold War Social Work. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 30(3), 15.
  • Hon, L. C. (1997). To Redeem the Soul of America: Public Relations and the Civil Rights Movement. Journal of Public Relations Research, 9(3), 163-212.
  • Howe, B., & Pidwell, R. (2002). Poverty Research and Social Policy. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 113.
  • Jalata, A. (2003). Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements in the Global Context. Social Justice, 30(1), 67.
  • McKnight, G. D. (1998). The Last Crusade Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI, and the Poor People's Campaign. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

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