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January 2014

Soldier in war on poverty says fight is not over By Don Dahler CBS News January 8, 2014

GRETHEL, Ky. -- In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson came to the front lines of his war on poverty: the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. His trip showed America a disturbing vision of itself: people living in shacks with no electricity.

Growing up in these mountains was a little girl named Eula Hall.

Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid,

50 years of Poverty in the United States - an Inteactive Map

See an interactive map of U. S. county poverty rates 1960-2010 - Fifty Years of Night - kentucky.com

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/15/2932764/interactive-over-50-years-poverty.html

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