Johnson War On Poverty Essay
The poverty rate of adults over the age of 65 (elderly) is now about the same, but before Johnson’s War on Poverty it was higher (Danziger). The mean income of African American families rose fifty-three percent during the 1960s, and African American employment in professional jobs, including technical and clerical, double (“The Great Society and the Drive for Black Equality”). In fact, the black unemployment rate fell nearly thirty-four percent during the War on Poverty (“The Great Society and the Drive for Black …show more content…
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