Episode #2621 -
50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty
The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was the initial step in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. The resulting Office of Economic Opportunity eventually oversaw new programs like Head Start, Job Corps, Volunteers in Service to America, food stamps and the community action programs. While the Office was disbanded in 1973 by President Richard Nixon, many of the programs continued under other government agencies. On the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty, At Issue looks at what progress has been made and what remains to be done.
Original Air Date(s): 2/20/2014
Guest Information
  • Don Jackson - Peoria Chapter NAACP President
  • McFarland Bragg - President and CEO of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
Don Jackson - Peoria Chapter NAACP President
Don Jackson - Peoria Chapter NAACP President
McFarland Bragg - President and CEO of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
McFarland Bragg - President and CEO of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
H Wayne Wilson, McFarland Bragg and Don Jackson
H Wayne Wilson, McFarland Bragg and Don Jackson
A sheet signed by Mrs. Shaw's 4th grade class at Kellar Primary School in Peoria
A sheet signed by Mrs. Shaw's 4th grade class at Kellar Primary School in Peoria
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