Poor People’s Campaign continues King’s work: ‘We need a resurrection’

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 23, 2022 9:46 PM CT | Published: May 23, 2022 8:44 PM CT
<strong>Rev. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People&rsquo;s Campaign, speaks to the hundreds of people gathered at the Poor People&rsquo;s Campaign rally on Monday, May 23, at the National Civil Rights Museum.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Rev. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, speaks to the hundreds of people gathered at the Poor People’s Campaign rally on Monday, May 23, at the National Civil Rights Museum. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

In 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the sanitation workers’ strike as part of the campaign.

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Christin Yates

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Christin Yates is a native Memphian who has worked in PR and copywriting since 2007. She earned her B.S. in public relations and M.S. in mass communications from Murray State University.


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