Dallas, Poverty, and Race: Community Action Programs in the War on Poverty

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Dallas is a unique city whose history has been overshadowed by its elite. The War on Poverty in Dallas, Texas, has been largely overlooked in the historical collective. This thesis examines the War on Poverty, more specifically, Community Action Programs (Dallas County Community Action Committee) and its origin and decline. It also exams race within the federal program and the push for federal funding among the African American and Mexican American communities. The thesis concludes with findings of the politicization of the Mexican American community and the struggle with African Americans for political equality.

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Rose, Harriett DeAnn August 2008.

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Dallas is a unique city whose history has been overshadowed by its elite. The War on Poverty in Dallas, Texas, has been largely overlooked in the historical collective. This thesis examines the War on Poverty, more specifically, Community Action Programs (Dallas County Community Action Committee) and its origin and decline. It also exams race within the federal program and the push for federal funding among the African American and Mexican American communities. The thesis concludes with findings of the politicization of the Mexican American community and the struggle with African Americans for political equality.

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Rose, Harriett DeAnn. Dallas, Poverty, and Race: Community Action Programs in the War on Poverty, thesis, August 2008; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9042/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .