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America's war on poverty

Author: Terry Kay RockefellerLynne ThigpenSusan BellowsHenry HamptonBlackside, Inc.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the extent of poverty in the U.S. in the prosperous 1960s and how federal anti-poverty policies and programs were established and altered in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to promote education, job-training, community action, and basic health care. Such agencies and programs as: the Office of Economic Opportunity, Legal Services, VISTA, Head Start, and the National Welfare Rights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Kay Rockefeller; Lynne Thigpen; Susan Bellows; Henry Hampton; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.; Civil Rights Project, Inc.
OCLC Number: 34169612
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Viewer's guide published by Civil Rights Project, Inc. (486 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118-3373), also Includes bibliographical references (p. 23).
Credits: Executive producer, Henry Hampton ; producer/director, Susan Bellows ; music, Nik Bariluk ; other credits vary with each program.
Performer(s): Narrator, Lynne Thigpen.
Description: 5 videocassettes (264 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 videodiscussion and viewer's guide (24 pages ; 28 cm)
Details: VHS format.
Contents: In this affluent society (50 min.) --
Given a chance (53 min.) --
City of promise (54 min.) --
In service to America (54 min.) --
My brother's keeper (53 min.).
Other Titles: In this affluent society.
Given a chance.
City of promise.
In service to America.
My brother's keeper.
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; series producer, Terry Kay Rockefeller.

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Examines the extent of poverty in the U.S. in the prosperous 1960s and how federal anti-poverty policies and programs were established and altered in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to promote education, job-training, community action, and basic health care. Such agencies and programs as: the Office of Economic Opportunity, Legal Services, VISTA, Head Start, and the National Welfare Rights Organization are also examined.

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