IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY.. JUNE 24, 1968 THE POOR PEOPLE’S MARCHERS EVICTED FROM NATIONAL MALL

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June 24, 1968- fifty years ago today at 11 AM Washington D.C. police enforced the U.S. Department of the Interior order to evict the 300 members of the Poor People’s Campaign who remained from the National Mall in Washington D.C. There was no violence and the job was completed in an hour and a half. Resurrection City was torn down in the afternoon by a city work crew. The campaign which started out with Martin Luther King and high hopes ended up being a failure. LBJ ignored them and so did congress. LBJ had other worries aka Vietnam. Napoleon had his Waterloo- LBJ had his Vietnam.

 

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