The Poor People’s Campaign Civil Rights March (1968)

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Trailer: On a sunny day in May 1968, thousands of citizens took to the streets in Greensboro, North Carolina demanding economic justice for all. Known as The Poor People’s Campaign, the movement originated in Mississippi and spread across the country until the assassination of Martin Luther King. Greensboro’s peaceful demonstration was a spirited event. A racially mixed crowd (as poverty is color-blind) sang, clapped, and marched through the streets of the Deep South. In a show of unity, some of the demonstrators formed circles, interlocked their arms and sang songs of freedom. Unfortunately, this momentous event was recorded without sound, so the film is silent.

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