Lesson 1
Martin Luther King's Poverty Campaign
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Holloway, Jonathan. AFAM 162, African American History: From Emancipation to the Present, Spring 2010. Open Yale Courses, http://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162/lecture-19 Accessed 12/09/2014 License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. In this lecture, Professor Holloway traces the competing lines of activism, change, struggle, frustration, and political brinksmanship that occurred in the late sixties. He focuses on SNCC's trajectory, Martin Luther King's poverty campaign in Chicago, his views on Vietnam, the riots that followed his 1968 assassination, and the Poor People's Campaign. The remainder of the lecture focuses on the national and international events of 1968 that contributed to this feeling of unrest sweeping the country.


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