War on Poverty
Annelise Orleck on "Storming Caesar's Palace" and the Lessons of the Welfare Rights Movement
by Michan Connor
A leading historian of poor people's activism joins HNN for a discussion of the new edition of her acclaimed book on the Las Vegas Welfare Rights movement, which is the basis for a documentary now streaming on PBS.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Adults Support Empowering Youth – Until Youth Dissent
by Dara Walker
American youth are seldom credited for having a clear understanding of the policies that affect their lives. COVID safety walkouts are the latest example of student activism to be dismissed.
SOURCE: New York Times
George Floyd’s Death Is a Failure of Generations of Leadership
by Elizabeth Hinton
To begin to dismantle the socioeconomic conditions that led to Mr. Floyd’s premature death, we can look to the principles of community representation and grass-roots empowerment that steered the early development of Johnson’s domestic program.
SOURCE: African American Intellectual History Society
Revisiting the Poor People's Campaign and Its Legacy
by Bobby Cervantes
Sylvie Laurent’s new book about the Poor Peoples Campaign is not far removed from the political scene today.
Why the "War on Poverty" Isn't Over
by Stephanie Coontz
And why it was actually a remarkable success.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Why Presidents Stopped Talking About Poverty
by Jeff Shesol
LBJ was the last president to talk about poverty in a substantive way.
SOURCE: The New Republic
LBJ's Mistake Was Promising to "Win" the War on Poverty
by Jonathan Cohn
How to measure whether or not the "war on poverty" worked.
SOURCE: TIME Magazine
Conservatives say War on Poverty failed
On 50th anniversary of LBJ speech.
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