Recently, a group of civil rights, labor and other social movement veterans gathered to form a group called the Council of Elders.

In this video, published by the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, N.C. -- site of the historic 1960 sit-ins that bolstered the Southern civil rights movement -- the activists talk about why they support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its national offshoots as part of a larger movement for social justice: