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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,

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