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In the trenches of the War on Poverty

Jan 8, 2014
From January 8, 1963, to today, we look back at the history of the War on Poverty.

American presidents and the rhetoric of poverty

Jan 8, 2014
January 8, 2014, marks fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty in America.

50 years of the War on Poverty. But which poverty?

Jan 8, 2014
The 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty.

"Why do you think people are poor?"

Jan 7, 2014
Fifteen percent of Americans live in poverty. That official rate hasn't dropped much since 1964.