April 4, 2018 marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Five decades after his death, a new group of faith leaders, social-justice activists and supporters around the nation are reviving Dr. King's final crusade – the Poor People’s Campaign. This national effort is reigniting King’s moral movement with a modern twist, with a mission to challenge and fight against racism, poverty, environmental issues and what followers call our nation’s war economy. We speak to two influential local activists who are leading and participating in this historic effort.
- Savina Martin, co-chair of the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign. Follow the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign on Twitter. Learn more about the Poor People's Campaign. Follow the Poor People's Campaign on Twitter.
- June Cooper, executive director of the anti-poverty nonprofit organization City Mission and theologian at Old South Church in Boston. Follow City Mission on Twitter. Follow Old South Church on Twitter.