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Author Michael Woodsworth Discusses Bed-Stuy Activism Part 2

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Historian Michael Woodsworth describes President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, focusing on the Community Action Program, which was designed to empower local communities. He discusses how this national program was implemented on the local level and highlights Elsie Richardson’s activism. He tells the story in his book, Battle for Bed-Stuy.

Aired: 03/30/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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