January 8, 2017 all-day

War on Poverty AnniversaryOn 8 January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union address. He stressed improved education as one of the cornerstones of the program. The following Aug 20, he signed a $ 947.5 million antipoverty bill designed to assist more than 30 million citizens.

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