Protest: City of New Hope

Martin Luther King's final dream was a mighty Poor People's March on Washington, originally scheduled to begin late last month. The immensely detailed logistical preparations for the march continued despite King's assassination. This week his successor, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, will lead a vanguard of 100 march leaders into the capital, starting what one aide called "the greatest nonviolent demonstration since Gandhi's salt march to the sea."*

Focal point of the campaign will be Abernathy's "City of New Hope," a super-shanty town that by mid-May will house some 3,000 of the anticipated...

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