The crisis of poverty in the Black community has sparked the Poor People’s Campaign, the Gathering of Hearts Organization and the Nation of Islam’s Southhaven Study Group to mobilize a public hearing and march in the Delta of Mississippi on June 19.
“Someone has to help shed light on the living conditions in places like Louisiana and Mississippi. No one should have to live like this, no where in the world and especially not in America,” said Antoinette Harrell.
Ms. Harrell is the co-founder of Gathering of Hearts and has organized poverty tours for the last six months in both Louisiana and Mississippi. She led another tour on June 19 followed by the public hearing at Quitman County Elementary School in Lambert, MS. The march will took place on June 20 in Jackson, MS.
“To see people without clean water, living on dirt floors and having nothing for the children to even play on is horrendous”, she said. “Every citizen has a human right to these things but the people of Mississippi are being robbed.”
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