Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Poor People’s Campaign a month before his assassination 50 years ago. Bob Zellner is a civil rights activist and author who actively took part in the original campaign and is a leader in today’s nonviolent direct actions. KBCS’s Ruth Bly spoke with Zellner in April, 2018 about the Poor People’s Campaign.
In 1961, Dr. Bob Zellner was a 20 year old student in Alabama when he joined a march to protest the murder of a black man who had registered to vote. You’ll listen to him describe how this nearly cost him his life.
Dr. Bob Zellner is a civil rights leader who hosts tours on the University of Washington’s Project Pilgrimage, an educational tour of civil rights sites. KBCS’s Gospel Highway host, Winona Hollins Hague recorded this audio from last month’s event.