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The civil rights movement was an economic movement too

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Hundreds of people gather at the end of the Poor People March on June 19, 1968, in Washington DC. They hold signs advocating the end of poverty. The Washington Monument is seen on the other side of the mall.

Demonstrators at the Poor People's March in June 1968. Arnold Sachs/AFP via Getty Images

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