Poor People’s Campaign Flyer
Source: King Institute Encyclopedia, Stanford University

"In a sense, we are already at war with and among ourselves. Affluent Americans are locked into suburbs of physical comfort and mental insecurity; poor Americans are locked inside ghettos of material privation and spiritual debilitation; and all of us can almost feel the presence of a kind of social insanity which could lead to national ruin."
—Martin Luther King, Jr., from his Statement on The [Creation of] Poor People’s Campaign; Atlanta, Georgia, December 4, 1967

In January 1968, Dr. King announced the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign: $30 billion for anti-poverty programs, full employment, guaranteed income, and the annual construction of 500,000 affordable residences. He was assassinated only weeks before the campaign was to begin.

Poor People’s Campaign Flyer

Source: King Institute Encyclopedia, Stanford University

"In a sense, we are already at war with and among ourselves. Affluent Americans are locked into suburbs of physical comfort and mental insecurity; poor Americans are locked inside ghettos of material privation and spiritual debilitation; and all of us can almost feel the presence of a kind of social insanity which could lead to national ruin."

—Martin Luther King, Jr., from his Statement on The [Creation of] Poor People’s Campaign; Atlanta, Georgia, December 4, 1967

In January 1968, Dr. King announced the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign: $30 billion for anti-poverty programs, full employment, guaranteed income, and the annual construction of 500,000 affordable residences. He was assassinated only weeks before the campaign was to begin.