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        1964: "LBJ's War on Poverty"

        Explore how President’s Johnson’s “war on poverty” initiative sought not just to alleviate poverty but end it, in this video from American Experience: “1964.” Johnson, recognizing that race and poverty were linked, proposed a vast legislative agenda that would attack the root causes of poverty and provide opportunity for all. He also hoped that it would help secure his reputation as a great president. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.

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