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The Moral Problem of America’s Poverty

Sept. 18, 2020 – Rev. William Barber II is the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, an economic justice effort first envisioned by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s. Rev. Barber calls America’s staggering poverty numbers a moral problem worthy of attention in the current presidential campaign, as well as in political contests across the country. Correspondent Russell Contreras spoke with the reverend recently about what’s missing from the conversation about poverty.

NOTE:  This interview was recorded on September 4. Since the interview, Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the Poor People’s Campaign at a virtual event which was held on September 14:  Biden Talks Faith and Poverty at Poor People’s Campaign Event.

Russell Contreras

Rev. William J. Barber II, co-chair, Poor People’s Campaign


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