A member of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C.

A member of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C.

Fifty years ago, the Poor People’s Campaign was envisioned by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to advocate for economic justice for poor Americans. Today, faith leaders say the roots of poverty are still present half a century later. In response, activists and members of local faith communities are renewing their “national call for moral revival.” What does the Poor People’s Campaign look like in the 21st century, and how do Washingtonians see themselves in the movement? Kojo speaks with a local reverend and co-chair of the campaign.


  • Graylan Hagler Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (Washington, D.C.) and Co-Chair, Poor People's Campaign, D.C.; @Graylanhagler
  • Anu Yadav Artist, Playwright, Artist-In-Residence at D.C. Public Library

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