SHSU History Professor to Sign Copies of ‘Poverty’ Book

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SHSU History Professor to Sign Copies of ‘Poverty’ Book

Published on April 29, 2014 by Larry Crippen

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a piece of legislation that became known as the “War on Poverty” in response to the national poverty rate reaching 19 percent.

The legislation and its effects are the topic of assistant professor of history Wesley Phelps’ new book, “A People’s War on Poverty: Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston.”

Phelps will sign copies of his book in a history department-sponsored event on this afternoon at 4 in Austin Hall.

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