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In service to America

Author: Paige Martinez; Sam Sills; Lynne Thigpen; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, 1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 1967, poverty warriors increase the sophistication of their tactics at the same time that a number of outspoken opponents rise to national prominence. Highlights the beginning of Legal Services and VISTA, two programs that combined individual action with the idea of volunteerism. Lawyers team up with migrant farm workers in California to fight for better education, health care and working conditions, and VISTA  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paige Martinez; Sam Sills; Lynne Thigpen; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.
ISBN: 0793613361 : 9780793613366
OCLC Number: 32148475
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a segment of: America's war on poverty.
Credits: Editor, Joanna Kiernan ; narrator, Lynne Thigpen.
Performer(s): Narrated by Lynne Thigpen.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: America's war on poverty (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; produced and directed by Paige Martinez, Sam Sills ; written by Sheila Curran Bernard, Paige Martinez, Sam Sills.

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By 1967, poverty warriors increase the sophistication of their tactics at the same time that a number of outspoken opponents rise to national prominence. Highlights the beginning of Legal Services and VISTA, two programs that combined individual action with the idea of volunteerism. Lawyers team up with migrant farm workers in California to fight for better education, health care and working conditions, and VISTA volunteers and local residents organize against strip mining in Appalachia. Both stories raise significant questions about activities the government funds in the name of fighting poverty.

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