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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article examines the neglected role of adult learning in the 1968 Poor People's Campaign (PPC) through a case study of a low-income group from Marks in Mississippi, regarded as the poorest town in America. Social movement theory and both Gramsci and Freire provide a conceptual framework for the study. Over 100 people travelled in May 1968…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational History, Activism, Low Income Groups
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This article considers the role played by adult education in a temporary community called Resurrection City in 1968. It draws on primary source documents and oral testimonies from three archives. Social movement theory and the ideas of Freire and Gramsci provide a conceptual framework. In May 1968 around 6,000 poor people from across the United…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Social Action, Civil Rights