Slide Show: The Poverty Tour

By Tamika Thompson

“What I witnessed firsthand during The Poverty Tour was both inspiring and heartbreaking,” Tavis said after returning from the road. “Americans who were recently middle class are now considered the ‘new poor’ and they live in our cities, suburbs and rural communities. But in the darkness, we also saw rays of hope in programs that are working on the ground, right now. The federal government has to find the will to continue to fund those programs in honor of a better tomorrow.”

View images from the 18-city, 11-state bus tour and share your thoughts.

Photography courtesy of Earl Gibson III

Last modified: March 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm