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17:30 - 19:00 23 November 2015

Beyond civil rights: the Moynihan report and its legacy

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Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Daniel Geary, Pigott Lecturer in US History, Trinity College Dublin

Shortly after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Daniel Patrick Moynihan authored a government report titled The Negro Family: A Case for National Action that captured the attention of President Lyndon Johnson. The report's central argument that poor families headed by single mothers inhibited African American progress touched off a heated controversy. The long-running dispute over Moynihan's conclusions changed how Americans talk about race, the family, and poverty. Marking the 50th anniversary of the report’s publication, Daniel Geary’s talk will discuss this watershed moment in American history and the way it reveals the roots of current political divisions and the stakes of a public debate that has extended for decades.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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