Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City
Where: New York Public Library—Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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With Michael Woodsworth, a history teacher at Bard High School Early College, Queens.
This illustrated lecture reinterprets President Lyndon Johnson’s much-debated War on Poverty from the perspective of its foot soldiers in New York City, showing how 1960s antipoverty programs were rooted in a rich local tradition of grassroots activism and policy experiments.Buy tickets/get more info now