Poverty Scholars

I just returned from the second convening of the Poverty Scholars program at the Povety Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York. We had the honor of being joined by Bertha Burres, the Queen of he Mule Train.  She organized the Mule Train after Dr. King's death as part of the the Poor People's Campaign. Miss Bertha, her six children, and many other women, children, and men traveled by mule wagons 1000 miles from Marks Mississippi to Washington DC to join with thousands of other poor blacks, poor appalachian whites, and indeginous people at Resurection City.  I recorded her speach in two parts and hope to have it uploaded here as soon as I figure out how to do it.  

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