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Reviving MLK's Final Endeavor: The Poor People's Campaign

Rev. William Barber II, with the "Poor People's Campaign," speaks to the group after they prayed inside of the Capitol Rotunda in protest of the GOP tax overhaul, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

April 4, 2018 marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Five decades after his death, a new group of faith leaders, social-justice activists and supporters around the nation are reviving Dr. King's final crusade – the Poor People’s Campaign. This national effort is reigniting King’s moral movement with a modern twist, with a mission to challenge and fight against racism, poverty, environmental issues and what followers call our nation’s war economy. We speak to two influential local activists who are leading and participating in this historic effort.



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