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"Reviving Justice: Capturing the Spirit of the Poor People's March in DC"

Reflecting on an Unforgettable Experience at the Poor People's March in DC

Yesterday, we had the honor of capturing the powerful and moving Poor People's March in Washington, DC. This event was not just a march but a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle for economic justice and equality in the United States. The energy, passion, and solidarity we witnessed were truly inspiring, and we are excited to share some of the incredible moments we captured.

A Brief History of the Poor People's Campaign

The Poor People's Campaign, also known as the Poor People's March, was initiated in 1968 by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). This movement aimed to gain economic justice for the poor in America. Tragically, after Dr. King's assassination in April 1968, the campaign continued under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy. Participants demanded that the government address employment and housing issues affecting the poor throughout the United States.

The Revival and Expansion by Rev. Dr. William Barber

Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, continues this critical work under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Along with organizations such as Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center, they have been tirelessly working towards a Third Reconstruction. This movement addresses systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy, alongside the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been instrumental in reviving and expanding this campaign. His efforts have focused on uniting poor and impacted communities across the country to confront these interlocking injustices and to build lasting power for systemic change. Under his leadership, the campaign has mobilized thousands, advocating for policies that reflect justice and equality​ (Poor People's Campaign)​​ (Poor People's Campaign)​.

Highlights from the March

The march brought together people from all walks of life, united in their demand for a just and equitable society. Some of the key demands included fair housing, healthcare for all, living wages, and comprehensive immigration reform. These demands reflect the campaign's commitment to addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality​ (Poor People's Campaign)​​ (Poor People's Campaign)​.

Capturing the Moments

We captured a myriad of emotions and powerful moments throughout the day:

  • Passionate Speeches: Activists and leaders, including Rev. Dr. William Barber, delivered impassioned speeches, calling for immediate and transformative changes.

  • Unity in Diversity: The diversity of participants highlighted the inclusive nature of the movement, bringing together people of all races, ages, and backgrounds.

  • Symbolic Marches: The march through the streets of DC was a powerful visual representation of solidarity and determination.

Best Spots for Photos

We recommend the following spots for the best visuals:

  1. The Capitol Building: A backdrop for speeches and gatherings, symbolizing the push for legislative change.

  2. Pennsylvania Avenue: The march down this iconic street captured the scale and unity of the event.

  3. Reflecting Pool: A place where participants paused, reflected, and shared their stories, offering intimate and poignant moments.


The Poor People's March in DC was a profound experience that underscored the importance of continued activism and solidarity in the fight for justice. Stay tuned as we upload the images that encapsulate the spirit and resilience of this incredible movement.

For more information about the Poor People’s Campaign and how you can get involved, visit Poor People's Campaign​ (Poor People's Campaign)​.


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