Poor People?s Movements in the Urban South examines how residents in Atlanta?s poorest neighborhoods organized in response to ongoing concentrated poverty, discrimination, and urban decline in the 1960s and 1970s. This study will add to the new wave of scholarship reexamining the causes of and responses to our cities? ?urban crisis? and contribute to the literature detailing movements inspired by from black power and civil rights organizing. I propose to further the development of the book by completing two additional chapters (at minimum) as well as a book proposal intended for academic presses.