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Rethinking the Poor People’s Campaign

Did you know that the 1963 March on Washington was supposed to initially take place twenty years earlier? Popularized by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that he gave on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Civil Rights gathering was actually an brainchild of A. Phillip Randolph. Tired of systematic repression, economic mistreatment and the boot of Jim Crow, Randolph and his peers came up with an idea of galvanizing the teeming masses…