Before He Was Assassinated, MLK Had A Radical Idea

Just months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing support for the “Poor People’s Campaign,” aimed at supplementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a full measure of economic and human rights for America’s poor.


Watch MLK unfurl some important history at 1:22 and take a minute to sit back and wonder what might have happened if he’d been successful.


Community Village‘s insight:

The U.S. government not only gave extra benefits to European-Americans, but continues to give extra benefits to corporations, while U.S. parents and U.S. schools struggle to provide a competitive education to our children.

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