Poor People’s March on Washington, DC (1968)

The Poor People’s March on Washington, DC on May 12, 1968.  The march was planned and organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  (King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.) Latino activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez joined the march, and issued his manifesto, “Demandas de la Raza” (Demands of the Race).  The Demandas focused on better education and housing for Latinos, as well as civil rights and land reform.  Gonzalez is a social activist, boxer, and poet

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