Miller Center

The War On Poverty

November 9, 2007
9:00 AM




Ivy Holliman, Guian McKee, Rhonda Y Williams, Tom Jackson

Urban Politics & the War on Poverty

9:00 am – 10:45 am

"'We do not have large areas of poverty & discontent': Urban Renewal, Unrest, & Antipoverty Programs in Atlanta, Georgia" — Ivy Holliman, University of Georgia

"'This Government is With Us': Lyndon Johnson and the Grassroots War on Poverty" — Guian A. McKee, University of Virginia

"Local Implementation of Antipoverty Programs in Houston in the 1960s" — Wesley Phelps, Rice University

"'We Had Better Listen': Community Action, Poor People, and Municipal Politics in Baltimore" — Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University

Moderator: Tom Jackson, University of North Carolina, Greenboro

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November 9, 2007
11:00 AM



Robert Bauman, Lisa Gayle Hazirjian

Movement Politics & the War on Poverty

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

"Opal Jones and Francisca Flores: Gender, Civil Rights Activism and the War on Poverty in Los Angeles" — Robert Bauman, Washington State University Tri-Cities

"The War on Poverty and the Origins of the Chicano Movement in Texas: Confronting 'Tio Tomás' and the 'Gringo Pseudo-liberals" — William Clayson, College of Southern Nevada

"Black Women, Community Health, and Racial Justice: The Memphis Antipoverty Movement" — Laurie B. Green, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator: Lisa Gayle Hazirjian, Carnegie Mellon University

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November 9, 2007
2:00 PM



Susan Youngblood Ashmore, Kent Germany

The War on Poverty in the Deep South

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

"Going Back to Selma: Organizing for Change in Dallas County after the March to Montgomery" — Susan Youngblood Ashmore, Oxford College of Emory University

"Poverty Wars in the Louisiana Delta" — Kent B. Germany, University of South Carolina

"Fighting for the Child Development Group of Mississippi: Poor People, Local Politics, and the Complicated Legacy of Head Start" — Amy Jordan, Hampshire College

Moderator: Benjamin Houston

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November 9, 2007
6:00 PM


Lisa Gayle Hazirjian

Film Screening & Discussion

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Miller Center Forum Room

"Change Comes Knocking – The Story of the North Carolina Fund" (Southern Documentary Fund)

Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing (tentative)
Moderator: Lisa Gayle Hazirjian

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November 10, 2007
12:00 AM


Lisa Gayle Hazirjian, Guian McKee

Lunch/Discussion

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November 10, 2007
9:00 AM



Tom Kiffmeyer, Marc S Rodriguez, Professor Brian Balogh

Community, Space, & Identity in the War on Poverty

9:00 am – 10:30 am

"No More 'Lo, the Poor Indian': The War on Poverty in Mississippi and Oklahoma" — Daniel M. Cobb, Miami University (Ohio)

"The Cities in the Hills: Urban and Rural Space and the War on Poverty" — Tom Kiffmeyer, Morehead State University

"Defining the Space of Participation: Tejanos and the Struggle for the War on Poverty in Milwaukee?" — Marc S. Rodriguez, University of Notre Dame

Moderator: Brian Balogh, University of Virginia

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November 10, 2007
10:45 AM


Closing Remarks

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