The Clarion-Ledger, 7/17/7

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards listened to poultry workers’ allegations of low wages, unfair working conditions and unhealthy living environments during an hour-long meeting at a Canton church on Monday.

Edwards, his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2004, then traveled to Marks in Quitman County as part of a three-day road trip to impoverished U.S. communities. Marks, which is about 20 miles from Clarksdale, is where Martin Luther King Jr. launched his 1968 Poor People’s March to Washington.