Monday, June 7, 2010

Patterson on the Moynihan Report

The United States Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces a book chat on Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life from LBJ to Obama, by James T. Patterson, Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University. The Center explains:
The American controversy over race, poverty, and welfare came to a head in 1965 when The Negro Family: The Case for National Action-the infamous "Moynihan Report"-became public. In his new book, award-winning historian James T. Patterson uses the report as a starting point for a penetrating examination of the debate that ensued and its impact on the struggle for civil rights.
The event will take place on Friday, June 11, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m, 4th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.. It is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested, to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org.

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