Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

@ONECampaign's "Halfway There" video on #extremepoverty

Yesterday we brought you a post on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s thoughts on poverty in America and asked what his message means today. ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, just released "Halfway There," a video clip on poverty in America which references Dr. King. In the video, members of ONE pose questions such as:
What if Dr. King walked away from the podium halfway through “I Have a Dream”?
What if Malala decided not to go back to school?
What if Nelson Mandela said “I’m done” when he was released from prison?
The video ends by announcing that extreme poverty has been cut in half...but that there is still work to be done.

Do you think extreme poverty can be eliminated in America? The description of this video states that poverty can be eliminate by 2030 - what must be done to achieve that goal?

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