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Poor People's Campaign rallies at West Virginia Capitol

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival held a rally at the West Virginia Capitol on Sunday to pressure U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Joe Biden's package of social services and climate change strategies, according to a news...

Baltimore's Black leaders recall the past in modern protests

Oct. 09, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — The pride was evident in Kim Randall’s voice as she described the police officer handing her a citation. “My grandmother should be proud of me,” said Randall, 52, a Baltimore hotel worker who donned a bright-red, “Voting Rights Now!”...

Activists call for the return of Black cemetery to church

Sep. 10, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Activists called Friday for the return of a Black cemetery to a Maryland church decades after it was erased by development. The Rev. William J. Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, spoke by Zoom to...

Civil rights museum honors Michelle Obama, grassroots group

Sep. 02, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People's Campaign have been chosen to receive Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee. The museum said Wednesday that Obama and campaign's two leaders, the Rev. William Barber...