Civil Rights or the War Against Poverty? The Politics of History

Lecture Description

In this decade of 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement, the antipoverty movement is usually left out of the picture. But is it just an accident that President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the War on Poverty into law the very next month after signing the Civil Rights Act? Or that a large proportion of community antipoverty activists got their start in civil rights struggles? This lecture addresses the crucial, if largely obscured relationship between these two crucial dimensions of 1960s activism.

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Civil Rights Social Welfare and Public Assistance

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