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Where’s That Great Society?


On this day in 1965, President Johnson outlined the goals of his ”Great Society” – intended to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.

“Freedom,” he said, “is not enough.”

The Great Society was designed to bring:

  • Civil Rights
  • A War on Poverty
  • Promotion of Education
  • Health Care
  • Welfare
  • Art and Cultural Institutions
  • Infrastructure
  • Consumer Protection
  • Environmental Controls
  • Rural Development
  • Wage Increases

(Photos via Matt Black’s “The Geography of Poverty” project.)



One thought on “Where’s That Great Society?

  1. Cue the soundtrack from Peter, Paul, and Mary. Sigh.

    Posted by Patricia Friedmann | January 4, 2017, 12:21 pm

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