Bearing the Cross - Chapter 11, The Poor People's Campaign and Memphis, 1967-1968 Summary & Analysis

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All appeals exhausted, King was compelled to serve his five-day sentence in his Birmingham conviction for leading the Good Friday march. King, already exhausted and still experiencing bouts of depression, suffered a virus while imprisoned and was released early in the city's attempt to avoid demonstrations outside the jail. King flew to Cleveland to support a black candidate for mayor and was deeply disappointed that the candidate did not acknowledge his work when he won. King then turned his attention to a second March on Washington, dubbed the Poor People's Campaign, which would include a large march, call-ins to the White House switchboard, and protests at local hospitals on behalf of those in need of medical care.

As the second phase of the civil rights movement, King saw the Poor People's...

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