A collection of Poor People’s Campaign resources for study on poverty in the United States, history, Dr. King’s vision, and today’s Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Core Resources

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival website
Building a Poor People’s Campaign for Today Concept Paper (Kairos Center)
The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform
A Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Rights
The Souls of Poor Folk Moral Audit
The Poor People’s Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live
We Rise: A Movement Songbook

Youth Resources

Bringing Justice: A Learning Experience for 6th–12th Graders
Talking to Kids – Poor People’s Campaign | PDF Download (Resources developed by Faith Leaders in the Poor People’s Campaign)

Plight, Fight, and Insight

“Questions Must Be Raised”: Who Are the Poor? Why Are We Poor? by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist
The Right to Not Be Poor by Willie Baptist, Shailly Barnes, and Chris Caruso
Hope, Narcan, and Revolution by Aaron Scott
“No water for poor people: the nine Americans who risked jail to seek justice”, from The Guardian
“I cannot continue to live and work like this”: How Wal‐Mart drove me to shut down Park Avenue by Cantare Davunt
Groundswell: The Veterans’ and Survivors’ March from Mobile to New Orleans by Jose Vasquez
After the Election: Agitate, Educate, Organize by Willie Baptist and Dan Jones
Ferguson and the Watts Uprising by Willie Baptist and Foster Pinkney
Movement Lessons: “Organizing is Creativity” by Willie Baptist
“When Silence is Not an Option”, sermon by Rev. Dr. Barber at Riverside Church
America Needs a Breakthrough“, sermon by Rev. Dr. Barber at Charlottesville First United Methodist Church
Story of America Rev. Dr. Barber sermon collection
Walking to Save Lives by Larry Cox
Rejecting the Shame by Rev. Sarah Monroe

King’s Vision

The Martin Luther King, Jr. You Don’t See on TV by Jeff Cohen and Normon Solomon
Key Passages by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beyond Vietnam by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where Do We Go From Here? by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonviolence and Social Change by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fifty years since “Beyond Vietnam” by Colleen Wessel-McCoy
When Jesus Says Love He Means It: Excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 Frogmore speech on its 50th Anniversary by Colleen Wessel-McCoy

Lessons from History

“History of the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968” from A New and Unsettling Force
Wikipedia entry on the Bonus Army
Wikipedia entry on the Poor People’s Campaign of 1967-68
Class Resurrection: The Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 and Resurrection City by Robert T. Chase
William Pepper’s Concluding Arguments in the 1999 Martin Luther King Assassination Trial
Bearing the Cross, “The Poor People’s Campaign and Memphis, 1967-1968” by David Garrow (full text unavailable online)

A printable set of selected readings is available here.

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