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The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back to Life

Original story at The Nation• 4 mentions • 5 days ago

The Nation 5 days ago

 
The Rev. William Barber II announced last week that he will step down as president of the North Carolina NAACP and lead a new national initiative that aims to end poverty and begin what Barber calls “a national moral revival.” This new Poor People’s Campaign will pick up where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. left off 50 years ago when he turned his focus to uniting poor people across lines of race and geography and pushing their priorities onto the federal agenda. The campaign, which launches in partnership the Kairos Center at Union Theological Seminary in New York City,
 
 
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