SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
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
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
by Bobby Cervantes
Sylvie Laurent’s new book about the Poor Peoples Campaign is not far removed from the political scene today.
by Stephanie Coontz
And why it was actually a remarkable success.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Jeff Shesol
LBJ was the last president to talk about poverty in a substantive way.
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Jonathan Cohn
How to measure whether or not the "war on poverty" worked.
SOURCE: TIME Magazine
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