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Poor People's Campaign (Savannah) First Annual March to Selma Savannah City

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USA - Central Published date: February 11, 2016
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Alabama
  • City: Savannah City
  • Address: Savannah City Hall

Martin Luther King Jr. is well known as a Civil Rights leader. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964- but the work was not done, and still King continued in the struggle against oppression. In 1965 he marched to Montgomery, Alabama for equal voting rights. The action was ultimately successful, and the Voter's Rights Act was passed later that same year. But Dr. King realized his work for equality was still not done. He set out to bring an end to poverty, and in 1967 he began working on his "Poor People's Campaign". Before he accomplished his goal of ending poverty, he was assassinated, and his dream was all but lost and forgotten for decades to come. 

Today, our friends Albert, Eli and whoever joins them are marching from Savannah, Georgia to Selma, Alabama, as part of the Poor People's Campaign. We hope to honor and revitalize Dr. King's campaign by bringing attention to it, and to incite people into action towards bringing an end to poverty for all people.

There are many ways you can help. You can march with us for any length of the route, you can help to provide food, shelter, water, showers, socks, laundry facilities, etc. or you can help spread the word online through social networking.

We need your financial support to help fund this project. Send donations to:

Date: February 20, 2016
Time: 9am
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