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Power to the Poor – Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Gordon K. Mantler


The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. This major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. It argues that while the fight against poverty held great potential for black-brown cooperation, ... More

Keywords: Poor People's Campaign, civil rights, multiracial collaboration, racial identity, political coalition, African Americans, Mexican Americans, poverty, black-brown cooperation, minority groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780807838518
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469608068_Mantler


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon K. Mantler, author